Lucille Ball – A Lesson Well Learned

While more than 60 years have passed since the show debuted, the lessons we learned from I Love Lucy will never go out of date. Sure, Lucille Ball made us all laugh, but it wasn’t just for the sake of laughing – this would have meant nothing if some statements weren’t made.

And the most obvious one was to never give up on your dreams. Each one of us can relate to that. We all have our own goals and, at times, we may believe that it is too hard to achieve them – and we let them go. But this wasn’t who Lucy was.

She couldn’t be confined to the life of a housewife. She didn’t want that and she always aimed higher and higher. Maybe it was performing at Tropicana, maybe it was learning French in order to dine at a fancy restaurant – Lucy wanted them all and she would have gone out of her away in order to see it through.

And in order to have her dreams come true, she would use every asset she had. Of course, her beauty is the first thing that comes to mind, Lucille Ball being actually a former fashion model (with her porcelain skin, long legs unforgettable voice, it is no wonder she modelled). However, it wasn’t her looks that helped her the most.

Nowadays everybody is wearing a mask – everything is for the cameras! But Lucy did things differently, and that is why she remains in our hearts: she was herself, and she didn’t pretend to be something she was not.

And this is where all the funny situations come from. Sure she was a pretty girl, but that just isn’t enough if you want to succeed: she is one of the first female comedians to gain popularity. And when you are a woman in the 50’s, that surely means that you have left behind your housewife status.

As a conclusion, I can only add one more thing: you can only prevail by being yourself. Even if that means, for example, not caring how messy your room looks – as it is said, there is order in chaos. Or, even better, there’s nothing sloppy about this room, it just looks lived in (yes, it was Ricky that said it).

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