14 Things Madonna Taught You And You Didn’t Even Know
Say what you want about Madonna. Say she’s gross, she’s old, she needs to stop, etc. I don’t really care. And neither does she probably. But fact is fact and more women should stop shaming her (and other women in general) and learn from her.
She may use her tongue to go down Drake’s mouth (jealous), but she also uses it to spit out wisdom from time to time. Actually, almost all of the time.
Women could learn a lot from what the REAL Queen has to say (sit down Beyonce). Because girls, especially in this day and age, need a strong role model to look up to. A real boss b*tch though. And that b*tch is Madonna.
Here are 14 lessons and quotes we can take away from Madonna:
1. Be Strong
“No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.”
There is no denying that she’s in great shape. I mean her arms, her legs, her stomach, I’m almost a bit jealous she can look THAT good. But she’s also a mentally strong woman. Not afraid to be herself, she continues to this day to improve herself and never show weakness.
2. Voice Your Opinion
“One of the many things I learned from all of this: If you aren’t willing to fight for what you believe in, then don’t even enter the ring.”
If you’re going to say something, then make sure you actually believe it and don’t be afraid of what others think. Because if you truly believe what you say then you’ll always fight for it.
3. Don’t Be Afraid To Break The Mold
“I don’t follow the rules. I never did, and I’m not going to start.”
Society wants to categorize people all the time. But sometimes rules and molds are meant to be broken.
4. Go After The Sh*t You Want
“A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want.”
You deserve the things you want in life and you have to go after them in order to get anywhere.
5. F*ck The Haters
“Popularity comes and goes. You need to know who you are, what you stand for, and why you’re here.”
Not everyone is going to like you. The sooner you accept that, the sooner you are free to be you and do the things you want to do. You can’t let small minds bring you down.
6. Age Doesn’t Define You
“Who’s to say when I can show my ass? It’s sexism. It’s ageism. And it’s a kind of discrimination.”
If Madonna wants to wear a corset, guess what, she’s wearing it. And she knows she looks good so who has the right to throw shade? Age is only a number and it shouldn’t ever define who you are.
7. Accept One Another
“Human beings all need to be treated with dignity and honor and respect- gay, straight, bi, black, white, female, muslim, Christian, Buddhist, whatever.”
We’re not on this Earth together for very long which is why it’s crucial to get along. Alright, maybe not crucial, but there is no real reason to treat each other with disrespect and hatred. Real women show compassion and empathy for all.
8. Thrive In Your Career
“I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.”
If your biggest goal is to find a man and get married, it’s not a terrible goal, but you can set that bar higher. Women shouldn’t ever be put in the corner because we’re strong enough to go after what we want. And we know what we want. But allowing fear to keep us quiet doesn’t benefit anyone.
9. Be The Bigger Person
“We learn our lessons; we get hurt; we want revenge. Then we realize that actually, happiness and forgiving people is the best revenge.”
People walk in and out of our lives. True. But we only grow when we realize that the revenge we wish upon ill others is forgiving them for their actions and seeking out our own personal happiness.
10. Don’t Let A Bad Relationship Bring You Down
“Power is being told you’re not loved and not being destroyed by it.”
So you failed a relationship, big deal. True power, as Madonna says, comes from not letting it destroy you. Being able to move on and see the bigger picture will save you from the cruel words of past loves.
11. Don’t Be Afraid To Take Risks
“I’ve been popular and unpopular successful and unsuccessful loved and loathed and I know how meaningless it all is. Therefore I feel free to take whatever risks I want.”
You’re going to have up and downs in life. You can’t even try to hide from that. Which is why betting on yourself and taking risks is always the smartest investment.
12. Don’t Be A Push Over
“Sometimes you have to be a bitch to get things done.”
You can’t let other walk all over you in life. There’s a time to be nice and a time to get down to business. It will earn you respect in the long run.
13. But It’s Good Not Take Yourself Too Seriously
“I laugh at myself.
I don’t take myself completely seriously.
I think that’s another quality that people have to hold on to… you have to laugh, especially at yourself.”
You’re not perfect. No one is. So being able to laugh at yourself when you’re down or maybe you were wrong about something is not a sign of weakness, but intelligence. Because you are willing to see your mistakes, laugh and learn.
14. And Never Be Afraid To Fall In Love
“To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return. To just give. That takes courage, because we don’t want to fall on our faces or leave ourselves open to hurt.”
Love is hard. Relationships are hard. But is requires a certain kind of courage and that courage is admirable in every way possible. People in love are vulnerable and it’s beautiful. So never be afraid to fall in love.