"Happy with a Failure"
by D. M. Larson
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a Failure" monologue from the published play "Music Maybe" female version of monologue (male version of monologue below)
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a Failure" monologue from "Music Maybe" male version
Bay looks around the room at all the instruments.
Sometimes you're given everything and it means
nothing. My parents gave me all the lessons, all the support...
everything I needed to succeed as a classically trained musician, but
somehow, I was left feeling empty. I slowly realized what I was doing
had nothing to do with me, but everything to do with them. I spent
most of my life doing things for others, trying to figure out what
other people want me to do. I was always guessing at what might make
my parents happy, my friends happy... I never asked myself, what would
make me happy. I was so worried about people not liking me... and
thinking I was selfish. But being selfless can leave a person feeling
less... empty. And without an identity. So I finally got tired of it
all and quit. Quit everything... quit the symphony... quit the social
pressure... quit worrying about what my parents thought of me and found
out who my real friends were. Who could appreciate me for me... not for
what I can do or do for them. And you know I realized after I thought
a little bit about myself? I realized I wanted to be a rock star. I
know... it's crazy, but it's something I can get excited about... it's
something that makes me feel alive. And even if I fail, at least I
tried and at least I was happy. How many people can say they are
happier with a failure than a success?
END OF MONOLOGUE
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