As Marilyn Monroe said, “people change so that you can learn to let go. Things go wrong so that you can appreciate them when they’re right. You believe lies so you can eventually learn to only trust yourself. And sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”
The wisest and most well rounded people you will or have met are likely those who have known misery, known defeat, known the heartbreak of losing something or someone they loved, and have found their way out of their own despair. These people have experienced many ups and downs, and have gained an appreciation and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, understanding and a wisdom. People like this aren’t born; they develop slowly over the course of time. Everyone will face some kind of hardship in their life and it’s up to them to learn how to brush everything off and keep going. In my junior year of high school, I had been having a rough couple of months and I didn’t really have the positive mindset to get out of my slump. One day after school, I was walking around downtown with a couple of friends and I noticed a sign outside of a poster store with the picture of Marilyn Monroe on it. At first I didn’t think much of it, I thought it was just another poster with an attractive girl on it but then I read the quote that was next to her. After reading that quote I tended to relate back to the poster whenever I had a hard time with something or if a couple of weeks really weren’t going my way.
It’s kind of weird of how I came to this conclusion but what I got from the poster is that everything typically happens for a reason and people are always defined by how they act when something isn’t going their way. Living with this mind set has allowed me to deal with negative situations with a calm and more positive attitude. It’s taught me that even though a moment might be dark, that there is always a light at the end of the long dark tunnel....