John Travolta: I’ve had many losses
John Travolta doesn't care about negative things which happen to him at work as he views his whole career as a blessing.
The star has been in movies since the '70s but doesn't think about his career achievements that much. He also doesn't focus on the things that have gone wrong when working, as his personal life is so much more important.
John's son Jett died after suffering a seizure while on holiday in 2009 and he has hinted that put things into perspective.
"You have to understand my origins. I'm from a working-class family. We didn't have a lot, but we had the arts. You're talking to a guy who is making a living at doing what he loves doing – acting, singing and dancing. So any career ups and downs were not that significant to me, the only things that really powerfully impinged on me were my losses, and there were many in my life," he told British newspaper The Guardian. "Those had an impact, but short of that, movies – I love them, but they're not life."
John and his wife Kelly Preston are Scientologists and following Jett's death it was rumoured they had sought solace in the religion. The 59-year-old actor has seemingly confirmed this, explaining the controversial faith has always helped him cope with hardship.
"Well, you know, I love Scientology. I've been involved for 38 years, and I don't think I'd be here without it because I've had a lot of losses and different negative things that have happened over the years and it really got me through brilliantly. I would walk in to a session feeling one way and walk out feeling a lot better," he explained.
The actor has a philosophical outlook when it comes to life as a whole. Some tips handed to him by Marlon Brando shaped this way of thinking as he now realises people have limitations.
"Marlon Brando gave me great advice: never expect things from people they can't give you. That's hot. That'll save you a lot of heartbreak," he explained. "And, think about it: it has a lot of tentacles. Because if you don't analyse what a person is capable of doing and if you're expecting one thing but you're getting another, well, why didn't you see that they could only give you that first thing? It's very powerful."
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