Thursday, May 29, 2014

"Happy with a Failure" monologue from "Music Maybe" male version

"Happy with a Failure" monologue - male version - from "Music Maybe" by D. M. Larson
(ISBN-13: 978-1519120106) 

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(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 wanted 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. I found out who could appreciate me for me, not for what I can do for them. And you know what I realized after I thought a little bit for 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?


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Read the full "Music Maybe" scripts:

"Music Maybe" short comedy play for four actors about an all drummer rock group - "male version" or "female version"

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