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    I knew someone who was insanely obssessed with celebrity. Not a celebrity, celebrity as a thing itself. For him it was like becoming royalty, you no longer needed skills, you did not need to work, you just enjoyed yourself at parties and everyone watched and gave you gifts. It was his idea of a career move. I will live my life and you will all adore me. An, ESFP I think.

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    'One of (Lucas) Cranach's masterpieces, discussed by (Joseph) Koerner, is in it's self-referentiality the perfect expression of left-hemisphere emptiness and a precursor of post-modernism. There is no longer anything to point to beyond, nothing Other, so it points pointlessly to itself.' - Iain McGilChrist

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    Social value & power, vip treatment everywhere, access to other famous people... Not that bad, right?

    Missed your threads, Giggly.

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    i don't get it at all. it sounds like hell.
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    yeah, hell no never. would not like to be in the public eye. seems awful.
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    It sounds like a nightmare.
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    I have never understood it either.

    Finding fame and power attractive isn't necessarily a weakness, but these shouldn't be motives in and of themselves. It is best to desire to be the best at something in particular, or desire power for a specific purpose - this gives you focus. I really want to be the best in my year with my compositions...and I was on the way to achieving this but have had a really bad mental block which is still ongoing, so I am on holiday in Turkey for a few weeks relaxing and trying to read up on some theory. I'm mostly indifferent to having influence in areas unrelated to my work, but I would like to be remembered for it.

    Celebrity culture is something I have always hated. I loathe reporters (investigative journalists excepted); tabloid media should be banned so these people have to do some actual journalism to make a living.

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    Fame can be a prison which many find out after getting what they wanted. Sounds like a decent life lesson, no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giggly View Post
    Why would anyone want this? I know a couple of people who want this (and I have seen others from a distance who want this too). The thought of getting that much attention from vast amounts of people makes me quiver and hide in fear. What is the source of joy in this and why is it important? I don't understand why/how anyone would like this. Any ideas?
    Heavy is the head that wears the crown. No thanks. (And recognition for skills or a job well done is, as you pointed out, a different beast.)

    The more fame you have, the more critics there are. See also: fan backlash.


    5 years ago, the consensus was that Christopher Nolan was a genius. Now he's a hack. Yes, the Dark Knight Rises was a disappointing follow up, but in my opinion, a mediocre movie should not cancel out the good movies someone made. You get adoration, but only as long as you stay at the top of your game. If you slip, (maybe only even once) you get hatred.

    Of course Nolan still has a lot of money, but the question is about fame, not money, and whether such a thing is desirable.

    To me, I think fame is WAY TOO MUCH PRESSURE.
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    I've considered what I would do if I became famous. How I imagine it'd play out is that I'd go the way of Kelly Clarkson and hone a powerful, amazing voice and then audition on The Voice/X-Factor and somehow make it big. I mean this is just a fantasy I suck at singing. But yeah, from then this is what I got:

    Pros

    • getting the opportunity to meet people you've always wanted to meet - famous or not
    • having the money/power to go almost anywhere you wanted
    • doing interviews and being able to speak your mind and get your thoughts out for the public to digest
    • being able to contribute more to causes you believe in (I'd be at the ASPCA every day if I could)
    • dating-wise, a lot more people would have you on their radar (not because they want the fame, but because being famous makes you more well-known and therefore more people would find you attractive than before)


    Cons

    • having almost zero privacy and having to be cautious everywhere you go
    • having every word you say criticized and distorted by the public
    • having to rely on more people other than yourself
    • people would always want you to do something
    • more obligations
    • private life, relationships, and drama in your life would be used as a marketing tactic


    So yeah...there's that. Every type of life has its ups and downs, but I think I'd prefer the life I'd live now. Of course, fantasizing about this every now and then is a fun passtime too.
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