“I’ll never forget the day Marilyn and I were walking around New York City, just having a stroll on a nice day. She loved New York because no one bothered her there like they did in Hollywood, she could put on her plain-jane clothes and no one would notice her. She loved that. So as we we’re walking down Broadway, she turns to me and says ‘Do you want to see me become her?’ I didn’t know what she meant but I just said ‘Yes’- and then I saw it. I don’t know how to explain what she did because it was so very subtle, but she turned something on within herself that was almost like magic. And suddenly cars were slowing and people were turning their heads and stopping to stare. They were recognizing that this was Marilyn Monroe as if she pulled off a mask or something, even though a second ago nobody noticed her. I had never seen anything like it before.”
- Amy Greene, wife of Marilyn’s personal photographer Milton Greene
What really scares me is that they all have significantly cheaper health care AND education, which means Americans not only make the least, they pay the most.
I realize that Tumblr is made up of mostly a younger generation, that’s why YOU need to pay attention to this, because YOU can make a difference.
I was just reading that college is free in Germany and there’s student discounts on everything. Here we work for beans during college and amass debt to be trained—not educated—but trained to be smart enough to keep this paradigm functioning, yet dumb enough to accept it as it is.