'Becoming someone who is well known requires enormous adaptation'

February 6, 2019

Jennifer Garner has said no one should ever have to look at paparazzi photos of themselves and she's right. Imagine seeing photos of yourself getting in and out of your car, or rolling your basket of groceries out of the store. It's not normal.

As someone who has long been hounded by those aggressive photographers, she's the perfect subject matter expert to write about the experience of being so closely scrutinized. And that's what she did for the Wall Street Journal Magazine:

“How do you adapt your career to your life? That’s a big question. Becoming someone who is well known requires an enormous adaptation. Something Ben and I used to say to each other all the time is, ‘We have to adapt.’ We were surrounded by paparazzi. There were so many things you wouldn’t expect. We’d be left alone more at Disneyland than we would at a [park
ing lot] in Santa Monica.”

Not just adaptaion, enormous adaptaion. Sounds almost painful doesn't it. People don't like to adapt; that involves change and humans in general don't enjoy that. But if you are flexible and adaptable that can only help you in all facets of your life.

And yet, Jennifer shows us she's as well adjusted and joyful as anyone could be. In fact, if joy and positivity are lacking in your life you should really follow her on Insta. Trust me.