Walk of Fame

Walk-of-fame.
β€œThe cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run” Henry David Thoreau

As a human, You yearn for popularity

Yes. It’s true.

Even this person by name Philo (in case you are unaware, that’s me), who is nobody in the blogosphere, sincerely wishes to become famous one day! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ and have more followers and even earn money if followers are willing to shell out unhappily! 😜😜

My friend, you love being in demand

And you love being given importance from all corners.

This thought remains a secret and you are not comfortable admitting it.

You want to be famous, rich and successful.

The people you never knew beg for your autograph (olden days) and many try a selfie pose with you (these days).

No doubt fame brings a lot of benefits, the most important being money

Nothing wrong with it.

Afterwards?

How about being rich, famous and vulnerable?

From the internet sources, I understand that celebrities are quite often pushed to anxiety, loneliness and finally depression.

If it is so, is it worth being famous?

I am ignorant of the proper answer.

Psychologists and psychiatrists say money and fame are no insurance against mental illness.

β€œHow is it that some celebrities, whom the average person would believe to have all the popularity a human being could want, still admit to feeling lonely? It is quite naive to assume that popularity is the remedy for loneliness. Loneliness does not necessarily equal physical solitude; it is the inability to be oneself and rightfully represented as oneself.”
Criss Jami

I don’t know how exactly one feels after achieving the success

Can that be the end of life’s goal?

Or do you think it is possible to maintain your fame till the end of your life?

The one who is famous today suddenly becomes nobody tomorrow. Do you feel bad that nobody recognises you in the later stage as your popularity decreases?

Many popular figures said they reached the breakdown point after becoming famous.

What could be the reason?

My guess is once you become famous, there is a conflict between the real person in you and the person you want to be represented for public consumption and you are unable to balance the two situations.

I may be wrong.

Don’t you gain more enemies than friends, once you become famous?

Social media has become a double-edged weapon.

It’s easier to become popular via social media and at the same time, the very same social media can be used for hatred towards you.

Is it not a fact that while achieving fame all that you get is…you get noticed and there the matter ends!

Most important thing is… you are never understood or appreciated.

Your opponents work overtime to defame you and you are busy defending yourself!

Simply don’t ignore this and say…oh! this is all part of life and one has to have thick skin!

But I know that you feel the hurt.

Irony in your life

These days it is funny that your popularity is decided by those billions of strangers rather than by the people who know your capabilities.

Message

β€œI think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer” Jim Carrey

Maybe the video clip can throw some light?

Thank you for your visit.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

Philo

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3 thoughts on “Walk of Fame

  1. that’s very easy for Jim to say πŸ˜‰ …. but he deserves his fame as he is a very talented actor & comedian . but who am I to judge his fame. Some celebrities even end their lives while still famous and rich. one example is Robin Williams. I never saw that one coming. It really broke my heart as I grew up admiring him first as Mork and then into the many characters he would portrayed later in life. Fame can be cool but love, and friendship and family is the true gold in my hands.

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