Madonna quotes in Austrian Magazine ”Woman”
Madonna says she used to be extremely selfish and was provocative just to satisfy her own ego.
“At the start of your career you’ve got a message, but then you get distracted with time. You get money, fame and you start to put emphasis on the wrong things,” she told Austrian magazine Woman.
“I had to finally admit that I did a lot of things to satisfy my own ego, for the fun of shocking people and out of an overblown sense of self-importance,” she said.
The 45-year-old singer went on to say that becoming a mother was what finally changed her attitude toward life: “It happened much too late. I was 38 when my daughter was born. Before that I wasted a lot of time looking for love in the wrong places. I destroyed good relationships and I was a magnet for lousy guys.”
“Before having Lourdes I wasn’t at all interested in what I could do for other people,” Madonna added.
“I looked at the people around me and I thought: What can they do for me? Do they look good next to me? Will they give me what I want from them? It was only when I gave birth to Lourdes that I thought to myself: What do I want to teach her?”
Madonna, who also has a son with husband Guy Ritchie, added that now that she’s a mother she can’t spend most of her day on beauty care like she used to: “Today I have the choice: I can either play guitar or have a manicure. I can’t do both.”
The singer, who attends religious sessions at the Kabbalah Centre in Los Angeles, says she’s even convinced her husband Guy Ritchie to read up on the Jewish spiritual teachings.
“My husband was always a scientific type and a total Darwinist when I met him. He was never interested in spiritual things like God and the Bible. But Kabbalah is based on scientific facts and that captured his analytical mind.
My daughter also attends her own spiritual course every Saturday where she learns about sharing and the power of her words. It’s changed her a lot – she doesn’t overreact as much anymore,” she said.