"How do we know the pain or another's earlier years, let alone all that he drags with him since along the way at best a lot of leeway is needed for the other - yet how much is unhealthy for one to bear. I think to love bravely is the best and accept - as much as one can bear."
Marilyn MonroeMonroe's early life was troubled by her mother, Gladys Baker, who was mentally unstable. She was given to foster parents, but despite her presumably stable time with them, her mother arrived once and demanded Monroe be returned to her. Marilyn was zipped into a duffel bag and in an ensuing scuffle it burst open, dumping Monroe on the ground crying while her foster mother and birth mother fought. This was just one of the many episodes with her mother that no doubt traumatized a young Marilyn Monroe, and as we see above from her diary, she is aware that these things can affect us our entire lives. Cite Source