Demi Moore spoke candidly on how the last seven years have changed her life.
At the ‘In Goop’ Health event, the actress stated that in the “last seven years,” she has shifted her priorities to focus on her health and the people around her. She was having a conversation with Gwyneth Paltrow and Arianna Huffington.
Moore, 56, said during the ceremony in New York City on Saturday, “My connections are more important, and what I do comes second.”
Moore remarked that she no longer seeks other people’s approval.
“What does it matter what anyone thinks?” she wondered. “ There’s nothing that bad.”
Moore referred to her 2012 home collapse as “my health took me down,” which led to her new perspective. According to sources, the mother of three was hospitalized following the incident and was treated for addiction and an eating disorder at a treatment center.
When Paltrow, 46, asked the two speakers what they tell their daughters about growing up in the present world, Moore noted that being a better version of herself has an impact.
“I feel like the more I work on myself, the more it just organically imparts because that’s how I live, and I don’t have to work as hard to show or teach them,” she said.
She also stated that she learns just as much from her children Tallulah, 25, Rumer, 30, and Scout, 27.
“I already think they’re more evolved, more self-assured, and less regretful for who they are and the space that they’re taking,” Moore said.
“I believe they are providing me with greater insights than I am providing them.”
Paltrow, Huffington, and Moore also talked about technology and social media. Huffington called smartphones’ “growing addiction” a “disaster.”
“We need to set boundaries,” she continued. “We must put down our phones and spend time with our families and ourselves.”
Moore agreed, adding that “being a young person is hard enough” without the effect of social media, and that her daughters had been affected.
“My children were the first generation to come under scrutiny, and my children are battling immensely with low self-esteem because adults on an anonymous forum commented on them being unattractive,” she said. “It’s heartbreaking as a parent.”
“I was at a birthday party that said ‘no phones,’ and it was really amazing because everyone was dancing, socializing, listening to music, and laughing, and no one was trying to take a picture,” Moore added. “This discipline does exist. Although it is a spectacular weapon with significant power, it should not be used to represent who we are in the world.”