Spears prefers not to care about what people think anymore. It appears age has helped Spears see things a lot more clearly. "When I first started out, I didn't care what anybody thought of me. I was happy to be there. I was like, 'This is great!' But then 10 years later, I realize there's a lot of mean things on the Internet," she said. "But before the naivete in the whole thing was just brilliant because it was like you can't really control what they think so you can't really worry about what they think. That attitude is the one to have."
Spears felt "alienated from the public." Though she didn't pinpoint an exact time period, one could probably guess what she was referring to. In the doc, Spears said she felt "alienated from the public" when she couldn't go out without having 20 paparazzi following her. "But as time passed, they lightened up and they went away, after I wouldn't come out of the house for two years," Spears said. "It was a trying time. It was kind of confusing for me. Personally, I'm a shy person and I'm particularly not really made for this industry because I am so shy. It's not something I deal with so well."
Spears still struggles with speaking her mind."I'm not saying it's good to be a bitch, but a lot of times in this industry it's better to speak up and say what's on your mind, which I have a problem with," she said.
Spears on dealing with pressure. "Pressure is a funny thing. Sometimes I tend to go inward when I'm under pressure," she said. "I tend to keep it all in. I don't express myself too much. If I'm really nervous, I'm really quiet. But I think I thrive under pressure."
Spears shares her motto on love."Love is just an unexplainable thing and there's a saying that I have in my bathroom in Louisiana. It says 'Go beyond reason to love, for it's the only safety there is.' And it's true you should always go beyond reason to love and to be with the person you want to be with and to be cherished and to be treasured. I think it's why we're here as people," she said.
Spears calls "Piece of Me" her biography. The way she told it, the song off the 2007 album Blackout is popular because it detailed her journey in the music business and the often grueling life in front of and behind the cameras. "I'm relating to it with how I started at 17 years old and how the paparazzi is with me and what I go through when I go out sometimes and me being a mother," she said. But for Spears, her perspective on the song has changed as the years passed. "Now I look at it more like a superstar, like super-confident 'You want a piece of me?' "
Best quote of the night: Jamie Spears "You're gonna need a case of duck tape for this shit!"