Simply Human

When looking at this picture, it is easy to see that The Beatles are just like us. They look normal, even if this is the scene right before taking the famous Abbey Road picture.
When looking at this picture, it is easy to see that The Beatles are just like us. They look normal, even if this is the scene right before taking the famous Abbey Road picture. | Source

So many of us fantasize about the lives of the rich and the famous. We wonder what it would be like to be them; we wonder if there life is somewhat like ours. Yet, even though they are simply human, just like us, it is hard to figure out what it would be like if we were in their shoes, even if only for five minutes.

This thought crossed my mind as I was stumbling across suggestions on Stumbleupon.com. It was there that I saw a picture of The Beatles, only this was a picture of them before they were about to cross Abbey Road. We all know the photograph of The Beatles crossing Abbey Road. It is a famous work of art. Yet, what we may have never seen was their reactions before the photograph was taken. Oddly enough, it was nothing short of normal. Maybe a little bit attack of the nerves; maybe some laughter with friends. We can’t tell what was going through their heads, but based off pure body language, it shows they are truly no different then what you or I are on a daily basis.

So, while we may hold those actors and actresses, musicians, princes and princesses, authors, and the many other famous people of the world in high regard, it is important to realize they truly are simply human. They put their pants on one leg at a time. They have moments when they are sad. They have children they raise. They take vacations. They have experienced their first kiss and were just as nervous as all the other normal human beings out there. They have feelings. They are just like us!

A World Not Known

I am not famous. I can not comprehend what it would be like. I do know that on a regular basis, these humans are forced to showcase their lives to everybody who cares to see. There faces are plotted over magazines, they sometimes get caught up in bad stuff that has every movement plastered over the news. Not too many people can say they aren’t familiar with the Tiger Woods scandal or Charlie Sheen’s latest play in the news. And who can keep track of everything Lindsay Lohan has been involved in. Yet it makes me wonder. Why do we care?

When these news stories interrupt my day, by broadcasting that some Weiner was sending private pictures, I get infuriated. Not because such a person was stupid enough to do this, but because if I sent the same type of pictures, there isn’t a single news broadcaster that would be interested. Believe me, they wouldn’t be interested if you sent those pictures either. These are public officials - and suddenly every person must care! And it isn’t that I don’t care. Do I feel these people should be role models for our kids. Definitely not (but then again there isn’t too many politicians that I would choose as a role model!)

As for movie stars - I don’t much care about there personal life either. As long as they put out a decent movie that I don’t fall asleep too, I am pretty sure it doesn’t bother me if they are going through their 10th divorce or if they are gay. It makes me sick that people are so judgmental about these so called “famous” people and act as if their personal life is part of their business.

Are you goofy. Do you take life as it is. Do you enjoy the small moments in life. Well, then you too are simply human!
Are you goofy. Do you take life as it is. Do you enjoy the small moments in life. Well, then you too are simply human! | Source

Simply Human

Do you know what it truly means to be simply human. It means we are not perfect. We will make mistakes. We may get lost occasionally. We cry, we laugh, we yell, we scream and we hurt. There is absolutely nothing so perfectly imperfect than being simply human.

As a person, I am sure you look back at your life and you wonder what if. What if you did this? What if you did that? Would you be the same person you are today if you made other choices. The option is not there to go back; we must live with the choices we make. With those choices, we can decide whether we are happy or sad. It is completely up to us. It is the amazing part of being simply human.

Don't Judge

So the next time some scandal crosses the news, you have a choice. Do you choose to judge or do you choose to ignore? Does what that one person did really impact you? Granted, you might be infuriated if it is your kids favorite athlete or actor. It might make you upset if you find yourself heavily involved in politics. But this is were you need to take a deep breath and realize these people are people too. They will make bad choices and they will make mistakes. Remember the mistakes that you have made. Remember that you are grateful your mistakes aren’t broadcast to others.

I know there are people out there that will be infuriated by this thought. They think it is our right to judge them because of their fame. Yet, why can't their private life be left as private. Ours is. It is only fair!

We are all...

We are all simply human.

We all put our pants on one leg at a time.

We all need food, water and air.

We all must use the restrooms.

We all occasionally smell - sometimes good and sometimes bad.

We crave attention.

We crave chocolate. (At least I do)

We all have feelings.

Everybody hurts.

Everybody cries.

We have the ability to love one another.

We have the ability to hate as well.

We get angry.

We get frustrated.

We can experience pain.

We can experience immense joy.

We can choose the wrong path.

We sometimes get it right.

We can make people angry.

We can be judgmental at times.

We are all made from the same mold, just slightly distorted.

We are all simply human!

I am only human....

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Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

NICE WRITE!!!!! Total Score!


Corrine 5 years ago

Outstanding blog!


marellen 5 years ago

The only thing they have is more money than me....and this gives them the freedom to do more and spend more. Being in the public eye is just like Facebook....you need to be careful how you act and what you say. I could careless what they do but the media can't leave it alone, so if you watch TV, like me....there it is...You are so right.....they are just human, like you and me...


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

I have been thinking about this same issue. The Casey Anthony murder case saw so many people who stopped their lives to dwell on a celebrity. Even a friend of mine went on and on about it. I told her repeatedly that while I am sad for the baby, it doesn't affect my life so I DON"T CARE now that the trial is over. I've never understood the fascination with celebrity junk.

Marellen has a great point. People get careless with sharing personal information. Once a person chooses to be a public figure, he/she has also chosen the consequences.


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Daffy Duck 5 years ago from Cornelius, Oregon

Awesome BBG! I was just thinking of Charlie Sheen, Lindsay L., and Mel Gibson being just that--human. Everyone screws up, but celebrities just have more chances to do so and in bigger ways.

How would we react if we had to face their difficulties? A lot of people already have the answer to that, unfortunately they're not as "important" as celebs to everyone so they tend to not get the attention celebs get. How many people would be shamed right out of their city if their behavior was on the news?


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Wesman Todd Shaw - Thank you so much. I appreciate the confidence boost! :)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Corrine - thank you very much. I am glad you enjoyed it. :)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Marellen - very true. They make more and can do more that puts them in the spotlight more. I guess it is just I hate the little gossipy stuff. It just gets to me! LOL - although I have to admit.. I am glad it isn't me!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Hyphenbird - This was actually sparked by the Beatles picture you see above. When I started writing, I had no idea were it was going to end up going. The Casey Anthony case was kind of what I was thinking about as well, I just didn't touch on it because it was so new. I feel saddened for the child, but honestly, why couldn't people mourn this lose when the death actually happened. And, like you said... it doesn't impact me and I don't really care. Yet people keep going on and on about it. It almost makes me feel bad because I don't care, but it is what it is. No I didn't wear purple for her day and I didn't put my porch lights on for her. I care for my kids and I spend all the time I can with them... I think that does that child justice enough. :)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Daffy Duck - good points. There are probably several people that would be run out of time for their actions, but because they aren't "important" enough, nobody ever sees their stupid actions. The sad part is, it is one thing to see the good, but it is always the bad that gets thrown in over and over and over again.

On the flip side - it is also a great way to get more famous. Charlie Sheen seemed to have played it up as much as he could. And it just got him more attention. And it didn't stop me from loving any of the movies he has done or stop me from catching Two and a Half Men. It is just funny how these things work out... but when we really think about it - they are really just human and just like the rest of us. Sometimes we seem to forget that :)


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mythicalstorm273 5 years ago

This is so accurate about everything!! Famous people are still people, they just happen to be in the spotlight. Although a famous quote says with "great power comes great responsibility" So even though famous people are human they also know what they are in for and all that jazz. Still really liked your points! I could care less about the famous person as long as they entertain me :-) but I will say that when they are a good role model on top of being talented my respect for them grows tremendously!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Well said. I agree - they do know what they are getting into when they sign into that kind of career. I guess what I am going out on a limb and saying is that I don't really care what they do. I hate that it seems that every conversation is centered around Tiger Woods and what happened with his wife... or wiener and his nasty pictures and Charlie Sheen and Lindsay L and whatever she did last... I can't keep up. Or maybe I choose not too! LOL


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Anaya M. Baker 5 years ago from North Carolina

I have to say, while I get fed up with all things celebrity, and don't really pay attention to the hot gossip or whatever, part of me in a way does respect the skillful manipulation of the gossip-machine. I might not agree with Charlie Sheen, but the man is a marketing genius! At any rate, I loved seeing that photo of The Beatles. Priceless. Thanks for the thoughtful hub-- I'm impressed with the way you used the topic of celebs, generally pretty empty and vapid-- to bring out a well-thought piece that actually contributes some meaningful thought into our lives. Job well done, voted up!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

EXCELLENT! Ha! I just love every word - you are so smart. Ive thought it would be awful to be famous because - well you couldn't even go grocery shopping in public without someone running up to get an autograph. If they do something - even in private - it can be plastered all over the news in seconds.

I have to say though I think many of those people crave and love that attention. I also think celebrities have arguments and fights that are not real - for the publicity if their fame dies down. Reality shows - I don't believe they aren't scripted. I think the drama is what makes people want to look.


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mythicalstorm273 5 years ago

I personally think that people get so obsessed with celebs because they are living through them... most people I know have had a desire at one point or another to be famous and if they can't be famous they live through the drama of those they follow... I remember one lady that shopped at supervalu she would come in every friday (which is the day the new magazines came out) and buy every single one of them. It is crazy!!


PenMePretty 5 years ago from Franklin

Jesus is no respecter of person. I feel we are all human beings--no one better or worse than another. Some people like to think they are better, but they aren't. Good article.


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Spirit Whisperer 5 years ago from Isle of Man

What a great hub with a wonderful down to earth message. (And not one mention of the bathroom LOL!)

Thank you. Voted up and awesome.


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Austinstar 5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

voted up and awesome! I've always tried to picture the Queen of England taking a morning dump. I had to throw that in for Spirit Whisperer, LOL.

While I would love the rich thing, I doubt I would enjoy the fame thing. You are such a good writer.

P.S. I finally came up with a hub idea. Stay tuned...


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Anaya - Thank you very much for the thoughtful comment. I ain't gonna lie - I was a little hesitant about posting something like this for fear I would be beaten down by the gossip hounds. And I have to agree - Charlie Sheen is a marketing genius. Good or bad... it is all about if people know who you are!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Real - I have often contemplated the idea of being famous... but I don't think I would enjoy my life being shoved in everybody's face. It definately comes with it's downfalls. I mean - having paparrazzi around when you go to the store to by ice cream... I could definately do without.

I will most definately agree though - you have to love and crave the attention to be in this type of business!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Myth - that is super crazy. I usually go for the magazines that usually aren't shaped around the celebrities. Even Eli gets annoyed because when we watch a movie he can name off most of the actors and actresses and I am like - who is that? You know - they played in this and this and this. I guess I just don't care enough. Maybe that shows I am satisfied with my life. Hmmmmm.... or maybe it is just too much to keep up with.... lol :)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@PenMePretty - Thank you so much for the great comment. I think if this world had more people that thought that way we would all have more peace in our lives.


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Spirit - It was darn hard to keep the potty humor out of this one. I mean... I really struggled. But, what I didn't tell you was I wrote this one on the walls before I published it on the hub. ;)

Glad you enjoyed it and it could make a few people think!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Austinstar - thanks for the wonderful picture you just embedded in my mind. Although I have to admit... I have occasionally wondered about celebrities and their bathroom antics. Like seriously... sometimes they just don't seem human too me! LOL They are far to graceful and posed to do that stuff! ha ha ha!

And it is about time you finally got out of your slump. It must be the heat... at least that is my excuse for the time being!


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I sometimes think it would be nice to be rich and famous for about a month just to see what it was like. But I would not want it as a lifestyle.

When I was about ten years old I would lie in bed at night and pretend that I was a famous singer and be on stage. I would sing quietly in my bed with my eyes closed and when I finished the song the audience would go wild :)

Up and awesome!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

BBG - you sure have stimulated some Hella funny comments:)

Queen of England pooping!

Susan - the crowd would go WILD;) now when you start singing loud while your are cooking dinner for example - and I know you do - doesnt everyone in the house go wild?!?! LOL


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Credence2 5 years ago from Florida (Space Coast)

Nice hub, check out the video,"You're only Human" (Second Wind) by Billy Joel


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

Great written piece here BBG - truly love your style!


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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

Loved reading each bit of it since it has so much depth yet truth!

So true...all of us are equal and we ought to learn to love each other on this planet!


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neeleshkulkarni 5 years ago from new delhi

yes bg rightly said, they are human too. however what we do is link the fulfillment of our inadequacies with their images (not real life persona) and feel let down when they do not measure up. the fault if any is ours.


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Just Ask Susan - I did the same thing when I was younger... in fact, my friends and I created a band and were singing songs. The only problem was we only had these lame songs and no music... oh yeah... and killer dance moves! LOL - obviously it didn't take off! But it was a whole lot of fun. If only we could have even one day of being rich and famous! What would we do with that time!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Real - I guess you never know where these things go... apparently my potty humor rubs off alot - after all, I did write a whole hub on automatic flushing toilets... lol... who would have ever thought.

As for people going wild... they go wild for my cooking, but not so much my singing. although my daughter did say the other day that I had a beautiful singing voice. She is in a complimenting stage... or maybe she is setting me up for something she wants in the future! LOL :)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Credence - I will definately have to check that out. I am surprised that it didn't come up when I was searching for videos for this hub. I will head over there and give it a listen. Thanks for the recommendation!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Sharyn - Thank you so much for the compliment. I am glad that you enjoyed this piece!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Ruchira - Thank you so much for the thoughtful comment. There was so many ways that this could have gone. I am glad that it was able to touch so many people!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Neel - well said. We have put them in that position. It is truly our fault that we are so involved in their lives. It is definately a topic to let a person think!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Hey maybe your daughter is one of those sleeper spies too! She's so good even you didn't suspect her did you? Good little spy!

I know when I start singing while I'm cooking - forget it - I can't even pretend, they all think I'm crazy here:). I do like to pretend like I'm Rachel Ray when I'm cooking - I add a few stirs and scream yummo! Or announce that I'm going to use three turns of the EVOO:)!


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Jason R. Manning 5 years ago from Sacramento, California

Gosh, I had to take an elevator to get down to where I could throw more lavish praise upon you!

You know Barber, you might think some of these goof balls are at least a little different. Take the Royalty years for example; wouldn't you have loved to been pampered by ladies in waiting? Anyways, you are right, we should ignore the stupidity of famous people being normal. Unfortunatly, it is normal people who decide who is famous.


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Real - Why is it that I can picture you performing Rachel Ray cooking shows in your kitchen perfectly. It just doesn't surprise me.. lol


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Jason - well said... it is then normal people that do make these people famous. The famous people are just victims of us trying to lavishly live through someone else. I am glad that I am able to ignore it for the most part... It would drive me crazy if I did nothing all day but watch the news and read up on people magazine. Although I must admit... it does give me some great ideas! :)


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Austinstar 5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

RealHo, are you making fish tacos AGAIN? Something is definitely fishy at your kitchen ;-)


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Dam! No they won't let me make the fish taco's anymore here! The kids said I can order those when we go out to eat. You just reminded me though what I should have picked for my twit name...lol

BBG - I was PRETTY sure it wouldn't surprise you. It's a good thing...........!


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Austinstar 5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

Make a video and put it on UTube. Sure to go viral...


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Ha! Omg Austin that would be hysterical!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Ok - fish tacos and twitter names... is that saying that RealHousewife should have been called the FishTacoEater! LOL... just checking. I agree with Austinstar - a youtube video would be great - I think it would go viral instantly. I should make a random one with random faces just for the fun of it. I bet it would hit a million hits... lol


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

You totally should do it BBG! It would be so funny! Dave and I were talking about it last night - ok yes we had been drinking but we thought it would be hilarious and easy to imitate her (yummo! now get the EVOO and make a fish SAMMY!) haha - I don't have the guts to do it - I hate the sound of my own voice!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Imagine a voice nasally and high pitched... Yep... that's me on a recorder... I swear it sounds so much different in my head! LOL I don't know if I honestly have the guts for it either. But I think tomorrow I am going to record Bella and post a video called Life according to Bella... she has such a wierd take on everything... it would be hilarious!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

That would be hilariousssssssss! I have heard some of the stuff she says and personally, I think it should be the World according to Bella - that's what's up!! haha! cute idea - tell her my girls are going to LOVE watching her!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

I am definately going to do it... but she needs to shower first and get dressed... lol... got to make her look good for her big debut! LOL


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

I actually feel sorry for those in public life that are hounded by reporters and people with cameras snapping photos of them even when they think that they are in a private area. If I were rich, I would enjoy setting up foundations and helping others. I would not want to be hounded by paparazzi however. I guess we should value what we have and be satisfied. Now...we hardly ever buy lottery tickets but we did purchase 1 for this latest drawing tonight with an estimated cash value of $278,300,000. If you never hear from me again, I'll be busy setting up my charitable foundations! :)) Excellent hub!


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barbergirl28 3 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Peggy W - I feel sorry for those people as well. To me it is just one of those things.. sometimes you just want to be left alone. Not that I wouldn't love the attention. I do enjoy it when I am in the mood for it. Hopefully you win the lottery! I would love to say I know that person! :)


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