There’s only so much that a woman can do in any decade or era. Marilyn Monroe is just one of the many women who came before me. In society, women are made to fight against each other in order to win the acceptance of others. But what for? I don’t think there’s so much that we can do.
There is actually no reason why we should compete with each other. As women, we need to learn from the women who came before us. Women like Marilyn Monroe.
Marilyn Monroe was someone who women wanted to become and men adored. During her time, many women were jealous of her because she was beautiful and untouchable with a lot of pure talent. People wanted to become Marilyn Monroe. But underneath all of the glamour is the story of a tragic woman who made many mistakes and had many lows. She was someone who everyone thought was pretty normal on the outside but she had many, many struggles.
Relating to her is not a curse, it’s a blessing in disguise because she struggled too. She struggled to find someone to talk to because everyone that she knows were all happy with what they were doing. Monroe famously said, “it’s better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone – so far.” That is something that I agree with her on. She didn’t want anyone around her to be unhappy because she wasn’t happy.
I learned from my mistake of trusting too many people that people can be rather selfish at times. And that you need to be selfish too in order to be happy but that is not the case at all. You need to learn how to be kind to others because the world doesn’t need too many selfish people running the world like children. The world needs more kind hearted people. People who are willing to give to others and not take something for selfish reasons.
I am no stranger to social anxiety. I am no stranger to being selfish. I am no stranger to depression. I trusted way too many people. I have dealt with a lot of pain. Marilyn Monroe was too. Monroe dealt with so much pain. She ended up losing herself because of it. She never recovered. She just learned how to deal with what’s happening around her. I did that too. I never spoke up about it until now.
From Monroe’s mistakes, I learned that people can be rather selfish when it comes to doing the next right thing.