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Marilyn Monroe’s syndrome, lost self-esteem

Marilyn Monroe syndrome nowadays occurs very often. It appears in those people, actors, singers and in general in people who have a certain social success and who often overshadow others for their charm, their beauty or ability in an activity. Everyone loves and adores these people and wants to get close to them. But in reality most of the time they are simple tools.

Dolls and puppets that others manage as they please to foster their social rise and improve their image, having near this dazzling being that everyone admires. In addition, the person object, in the beginning, is not aware of it, because being at the center of everyone’s attention is almost addictive, it is comforting and very pleasant especially when you have very fragile and low self-esteem.

So in Marilyn Monroe’s case, all that hustle and bustle was very cathartic after a traumatic childhood and precipitous adolescence that had led to very early marriages. However, she realized something, to survive in this scenario of cameras, film producers and directors she had to create the role of a tremendously naive, carefree and always radiant woman. That was the image that everyone wanted, that made everyone fall in love in the same way.

Norma Jean built her role to perfection, yet no one gave him an Oscar for masterfully playing that role that answered Marilyn Monroe’s name. Few knew that she was forced to continually lower her intellectual level to survive Hollywood and to make her naivety the key to her success.

Marilyn Monroe’s syndrome tells us that playing a role in order to survive and be loved has a high price. Perhaps today we do not perceive it, perhaps we are currently dazzled, enraptured by all those positive reinforcements that feed our self-esteem. Social approval and success don’t always give happiness, most of the time they leave us empty and consume us slowly and inevitably.

Marilyn Monroe syndrome defines those people that everyone loves, but nobody cares to know in-depth. They are people destroyed by loneliness, as was Norma Jean herself. This woman with her role of eternal naive blonde actually had a very deep reflective and self-critical side that very few knew.

In the book The Marilyn Syndrome, Dr. Elizabeth MacAvoy explains that before her death, Marilyn had already died of emptiness and loneliness. Beyond the glamor, the lights and that Happy Birthday Mr. President who brazenly dedicated to John F. Kennedy, there was a woman in pieces for a long time already. Someone who understood that happiness was what everyone expected to see in Hollywood movies, but that in reality (his reality) there was only selfishness and falsehood.

This post was published on January 19, 2020 4:58 pm

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