Dustin Hoffman Shares His Heartbreak At Realizing Something Too Many Women Already Know

Feb 27, 2019   |    5 min read

In the 1982 comedy Tootsie, Dustin Hoffman played an unsuccessful actor who disguises himself as a woman in order to get a role on a trashy hospital soap.

It was one of those rare original films which takes you on a fantastic emotional journey and gives you something meaningful to think about.

It was nominated for a number of awards and, in a year which featured Bladerunner, Gandhi and E.T. saw Jessica Lange pick up her 1st Oscar.

But, as Dustin explains below, the film gave him something he never could have expected.

Watch as he opens up about the epiphany he had whilst doing makeup tests and why to him, Tootsie was never a comedy.

How often do you get to see that kind of raw insight from someone who has had such a profound realization?

I believe inside every human being there are remnants of an old system which guided us towards the most 'healthy' looking person, but we now have the ability to consciously decide not to follow that system's guidance.

The problem, which Dustin alluded to in the video, is that our conscious mind doesn't take the time to challenge this system because society is constantly supporting it.

Can you imagine the shift in society if instead of being bombarded by images of modern society's idea of 'sexy' men and women, we were exposed to more content like Dustin's?

Our relationships are one of the biggest contributors to our happiness, the change would be enormous!

What do you think of the comments Dustin made? I'd love to hear your thoughts and feelings on the topic. Let me know in the comments below.

There are so many aspects of life which follow this same pattern of an old system being directed by modern society, which is absolutely fine, until it has a negative impact on our happiness.

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Dustin Hoffman Shares His Heartbreak At Realizing Something Too Many Women Already Know

Feb 27, 2019   |    5 min read

In the 1982 comedy Tootsie, Dustin Hoffman played an unsuccessful actor who disguises himself as a woman in order to get a role on a trashy hospital soap.

It was one of those rare original films which takes you on a fantastic emotional journey and gives you something meaningful to think about.

It was nominated for a number of awards and, in a year which featured Bladerunner, Gandhi and E.T. saw Jessica Lange pick up her 1st Oscar.

But, as Dustin explains below, the film gave him something he never could have expected.

Watch as he opens up about the epiphany he had whilst doing makeup tests and why to him, Tootsie was never a comedy.

How often do you get to see that kind of raw insight from someone who has had such a profound realization?

I believe inside every human being there are remnants of an old system which guided us towards the most 'healthy' looking person, but we now have the ability to consciously decide not to follow that system's guidance.

The problem, which Dustin alluded to in the video, is that our conscious mind doesn't take the time to challenge this system because society is constantly supporting it.

Can you imagine the shift in society if instead of being bombarded by images of modern society's idea of 'sexy' men and women, we were exposed to more content like Dustin's?

Our relationships are one of the biggest contributors to our happiness, the change would be enormous!

What do you think of the comments Dustin made? I'd love to hear your thoughts and feelings on the topic. Let me know in the comments below.

There are so many aspects of life which follow this same pattern of an old system being directed by modern society, which isn't a problem, until it has a negative impact on our happiness.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW...

The Secret To Becoming Much Happier In Less Time Than It Takes To Make A Cup Of Tea?

Let's discuss the article