What do you think Shakespeare meant by this? Was he just talking about actors or about all of humanity? We believe that he was talking about all of us and how we all take on the stage of our own personal lives.
I wonder how he got to this question? Did he feel that he had gone through different stages of development and while at each stage, he had to act a certain way? This makes absolute sense. Each one of us on this planet takes on a stage whether we know it or not in his or her unique way. Even if you are being raised in the same household by the same parents, each sibling will be acting in their own headliner! Even the parents are starring in their own role!
Again- the best outcomes for actors, are those who study their lines, their roles until they feel fit to take on the stage. But for some great actors or people, in order for them to become successful actors, they have to star in many minor roles in order to grow as an actor! Isn't this true about life as well? We have to allow people to go out there and create their stages and to allow them to grow!
Like in acting, an actor only gets as good as his acting coach. He or she relies on the seasoned and experienced actor to provide them with the essential specialized knowledge in order to create the magic on stage. This is true with regular life, even a mechanic learns from an experienced mechanic, a parent learns from an experienced parent, and etc. The great thing about all this, is that you can choose your mentors. Well, mainly as adults at least. Many children today are being mentored inappropriately or not at all. So imagine what their stage presence is going to be like! In all likelihood, it will not be eloquent and stupendous, it will be marked by dark drama and uncertainty.
What was your stage like when you were young? Have you gone back to rescript the drama that occurred, for without this clarity- you will be starring in the same role that you were cast a long time ago.
With that said, "Put a little MaxPower into your life!"
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