I saw a quote of Marlon’s on Instagram the other day which resonated with me. I later researched Brando to figure out what his life was like, and what he had been like as a person. I did not know much about him apart from the myth and while I had seen and liked him in some roles, he seemed like a person who I wouldn’t have anything in common with.
But then there was this quote: “I suppose the story of my life is a search for love, but more than that, I have been looking for a way to repair myself from the damages I suffered early on and to define my obligation, if I had any, to myself and my species“.
And I was mildly intrigued. It snowballed since and I now count him as one of my blood group. The unlikeliest of the bunch, definitely. If someone had suggested it to me a week ago that I had certain things in common with Marlon, I’d have thought they had a screw loose and might have taken mild offense, depending on context of the remark.
But my instinct was not wrong when it got hooked on that statement. Even his suggested MBTI type is the same as mine. I am just outwardly very different, and I’m not talking of good looks and charm but being in charge of oneself.