Are you being comfortable with your imperfections?
Do people’s judgments about you affect how you value yourself? Are you brave enough to show your imperfections to the world? Are you willing to share your vulnerabilities to the public? If you are being totally comfortable with your weakness and imperfections, you are perfectly fit to be the spotlight. If you can’t tolerate your imperfections, you might bear high chronic stress for being famous.
Does everyone crave for attention?
As to my observation, fame often occurs after an overnight success. Is being famous everyone’s unspoken desire? At least not for me. I sense the troubles of being famous. There is a Chinese saying “The pigs are fear of getting fat, and people are dread of being famous.” For what reason? If you get famous, people might attack your weaknesses and shortcomings. Some people might judge you harshly with unreasonably high standards due to jealousy. Not every individual has a strong inner self. Not everyone can remain a strong inner self all the time.
Do you enjoy people’s attention? Let’s weigh out the pros and cons of being famous. It will be much easier to make money by being famous. What’s else? For me, it’s somehow terrifying to be the spotlight that people might invade your privacy. Our authentic self cannot be perfect. By being famous, it means you will be constantly being watched and supervised by anyone you barely know. They might make reckless or unjustified comments about you and your life. The mass media might dig out your history, your childhood photos and people would love to know more about your past love relationships and more. By being famous, you will be the subject of the public. Not everyone is strong enough to bear harsh criticism from all over the world. I would say, the celebrities are doomed to bear intense public scrutiny. That’s terrifying that every stranger can possibly know the details of your life.
What’s the Cost of Being Famous?
Does the celebrity has to put a mask to present a “better me” in the public sphere? Does the celebrity own the obligation to be nice and attentive to everyone? I would say, we should be friendly to everyone. In respond to offensive persons, we’d better correct their behaviours in a soft tone. Many celebrities tend to avoid making eye contact as they interact with strangers. Some actresses or actors take a step further by making self-isolation as part of their routine.
Celebrities Speak Out Fame & Materialism
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“The media doesn’t take kindly to celebrities who complain about fame […] So it’s no surprise that it can be hard to get celebrities to open up about fame.” ALICE ROBB, The Four Stages of Fame: How Celebrities Learn to Accept—and Regret—Their Popularity (2014)
In a global capitalist society, there’s a link between fame and success. Fame comes with more wealth and more chances. People desire chances. That’s why some celebrities were criticized by denying something which the mainstream supposes everyone desires on earth. It’s fame.