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    A relatively big celebrity (sports) lives just down our street for part of the year. I've never treated him or his family any different than any of our other neighbors and I don't think anyone else here does either. I know he genuinely appreciates that, he is able to live very normally here.
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    I don't react much. I have had friends and acquaintences close to the industry and I simply don't really react much. I even dated some MMA coach but didn't know who he was before hand, I think it borderline insulted but intrigued him. I think it's something in your personality or not. My dad was a musician, my first real LTR was with a guy who still plays in bands, you are either too impressed or you learn to be around these people. One of my clients is the vice president of an evil pharmaceutical company. You wouldn't know it from me here. I come here to vent. I pride myself on not reacting irl. I grew up as a teen I the Raleigh scene in the late 90s and I think there was a rule to NOT react. My best friend dated a DJ, she was just featured in an Asian magazine. At some point you learn from these small encounters not to react. My ex grew up in Vegas we lived two streets over from Pink, my friends back then were sometimes millionaires in mortgage or real estate before the bubble crashed. I think some people prepare their whole life to live among big people normally. Not in an aspiring way like I want to be you, but like in a non chalant way. It isn't the norm, I know. It's like something you groom yourself to be. But if you groom yourself to be that you can experience a lot more in the world without people staring at you. Maybe a stringent Southern upbringing actually prepares one to do ok in L.A. I remember my ESFJ friend who grew up snobby with money being weirded out by how non chalant I was. As an ESFJ in her particular realm it kind of baffled her and made her get closed to me, like it gave me power, something she didn't understand. You must understand that a lot of the rich or famous are spectacularly insecure and they just jaw drop at people who act as if their social hierarchy doesn't exist. I don't know how much to give my upbringing or my ESFJ ex for that. You treat them like people, because they are.

    One person I might have to prepare myself for is Lana del Rey, I think she's awesome in concert, I am pretty sure she acknowledges everyone at her concert, she reminds me of myself in that way, like she really believes people are people and she yearns to express it to her fans. I have had guys recognize me, but I have never been recognized on that level and I am not sure I would ever want to be, I have heard she modestly thanks people for saying she looks like Lana del Rey and plays dumb. People whom I truly admire make me nervous, like a crush, I have an acquaintence who knows her but does not respect her, he's basically like a douche who got let in via the side door to one of her recordings, that happens a lot here.

    But yeah, I non react unless I personally really admire someone. I try not to react. I have a friend I have known for years who apparently recently became a public figure on Facebook and she joked about it, I love her, she's this amazing real ENFJ person.

    People are people, they really are, and they will respond by how you conduct yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mademoiselle View Post
    I was one of the people who made him/her popular, I expect to get respected.
    Don’t get me disappointed.
    That only works with people like Lana. Our generation maybe is very YouTube star, like, that girl who wrote Girl Online, or Jenna Marbles, or some one like Lana.

    Some people lose sight of what made them famous. The only only thing that you can do is not react, imo. I mean in some cases it's natural ("oh you are Tori Spelling, this is your store, good for you honey") but in other cases you have to ignore them. If at this point I met Eminem I think the worst thing I could do is ignore him and stop buying his records. You can't necessarily expect every famous person to acknowledge you. I mean think about being you. I had some freak once chase me through Wal Mart calling me my stage name. You have to understand this happens to famous people every day. How would you feel if you couldn't go to Ralphs in peace? That is part of it, not just entitlement as a fan, but remembering that they're still a human being who likes to leave the house. Fame has seemed like a curse to me ever since Princess Diana was killed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evee View Post
    Befriend and then get them to buy me things.
    That's certainly an angle but usually only works with people sexually attracted to you, in which case you can most assuredly do that without befriending the famous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kullervo View Post
    I would just avoid a celebrity. I have a strong aversion to celebrity culture let alone being associated with them in some way, so I would exchange pleasantries with said person then return to whatever I was doing.

    Besides, in reality most celebrities are assholes...my grandparents lived next door to some high profile celebrities in Sydney for a while, and they constantly took up space on the street, were uncompromising with parking, and naturally invited attention from the parasitical media which meant it was hard to have peace and quiet in the area. Another divorce (aren't they great?) put paid to that though
    I'm not sure all celebrities but narcissistic people in general are like that. Yes narcissistic people become celebrities no doubt, but all celebrities aren't narcissistic and all narcissistic people aren't celebrities. I personally find it far more annoying when they're a married couple from Mar Vista with a mortgage, 2.5 children and etc.i absolutely want to physically attack those people. There's nothing I hate more than an upper class white woman who thinks she deserves special treatment because she has blond sprogs. I usually more easily entertain narcissistic behavior in celebrities because they have a touch of the "quid pro quo" about them. Say what you will about actors and musicians but generally they're willing to WORK and GIVE to others beyond their immediate circle for their incessant need for attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmotini View Post
    That only works with people like Lana. Our generation maybe is very YouTube star, like, that girl who wrote Girl Online, or Jenna Marbles, or some one like Lana.

    Some people lose sight of what made them famous. The only only thing that you can do is not react, imo. I mean in some cases it's natural ("oh you are Tori Spelling, this is your store, good for you honey") but in other cases you have to ignore them. If at this point I met Eminem I think the worst thing I could do is ignore him and stop buying his records. You can't necessarily expect every famous person to acknowledge you. I mean think about being you. I had some freak once chase me through Wal Mart calling me my stage name. You have to understand this happens to famous people every day. How would you feel if you couldn't go to Ralphs in peace? That is part of it, not just entitlement as a fan, but remembering that they're still a human being who likes to leave the house. Fame has seemed like a curse to me ever since Princess Diana was killed.

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