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The Quote

Posted in Quotes, The Internet, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on January 24, 2014

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A couple of facebook friends put up a link to a post, “If I can’t accept you at your worst, then maybe you should stop being so horrible.” The post is about the cult of self esteem. Lots of folks have oodles of confidence in themselves, which is based on having oodles of confidence in themselves. This is an annoying way to live, and PG agrees with the author of the post.

Part of the problem is Jesus worship religion. As the bumper sticker says, “Christians aren’t perfect, just forgiven.” Of course, many Christians are much better at being forgiven than they are at forgiving. If Jesus can die for your sins, why worry what a common sinner thinks?

The narrative drifts off course before long. The author discusses a quote… “If you can’t accept me at my worst, then you don’t deserve me at my best.”… “the original quote is from Marilyn Monroe. It’s even more vapid and nauseating when taken in its full context: “I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” Out of all the profundities ever uttered, what does it say about our society that THIS is the quote we’ve decided to take to heart?”

As veteran readers know, PG is suspicious of internet quotes. He went to the wikiquotes page for Miss Monroe, and did not find the quote. The next step is to google the quote. One of the results was Marilyn Monroe: That’s (Not) What She Said.

No one seems to know when Miss Monroe said this. The site linked above said the quote was out of character for Miss Monroe. This quote seems to be another figment of the digital imagination.

This makes the paragraph quoted above rather poignant. “It’s even more vapid and nauseating when taken in its full context … Out of all the profundities ever uttered, what does it say about our society that THIS is the quote we’ve decided to take to heart?” Maybe we should learn how to think critically.

Pictures are from The Library of Congress.

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