What You Should Learn From MadonnaPosted by Nadine Segal • August 12, 2014 at 01:51 PM
So maybe the Material Girl hasn’t always been the perfect role model, but hey, who is? Besides there is plenty to learn from Madonna, who is celebrating her 56th birthday.
Here are a few of the greatest lessons you can learn:
Have fun with fashion – Throughout her career Madonna has always had fun with fashion, from cone bras to latex jumpsuits, nothing was ever off limits. Maybe you don’t need to be as risky as Madonna, but you can certainly grow bolder and have fun with your fashion choices.
Push the envelope – Madonna has always embraced the taboo. She takes risks and keeps everyone talking. Now, you don’t have to go kissing Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera in a mock wedding ceremony but that doesn’t mean you can’t release your inner rebel now and then.
Take a stand for what you believe in – Madonna has championed many causes and used her celebrity to draw attention to important issues. From gay rights to educating young girls, Madonna takes a stand for what is important to her. You may not get as much press as Madonna but you can always lend your support to the causes that are close to your heart.
You can always reinvent yourself – Madonna is undoubtedly the queen of reinventing herself. While we may not need such drastic measures in our own lives, sometimes it is important to say feel free to change.
Age is just a number – Madonna may be turning 56, but you’d never know it. Aside from looking younger, she hasn’t let age slow her down. Whether you are 19 or 90, remember your age doesn’t have to hold you back.
Don’t be afraid to express yourself – Not everyone gets along with Madge and she is sure to say something if she disagrees with anyone. You may not have the chance to disagree with a celebrity but you can still be brave and say what you feel. If you need some inspiration, try “Express Yourself” on repeat.
For more lessons, have a listen to Madonna’s greatest hits on Torch Music and see if you can find any pearls of wisdom.