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FAME, I GONNA Live FOREVER, YOU'RE GOING to KNOW MY NAME!

  1. gmwilliams profile image82
    gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago

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    Fame is oftentimes the be and end all in American culture and society.  Now more than ever, television and media personalities abound.  Many young people want nothing more than to be famous.  After all, fame has its myriad advantages.   When you're famous, you are in fact SOMEBODY, above and far from the masses, crowds, the average Joes and Josephinas. 

    When you're famous, you are idolized, worshipped.   You have access to things and privileges that very, very few people have.  In essence, when you're famous, you have CLOUT in one fashion or another.   Fame is that powerful elixir which only a small percentage of people will even attain and achieve!   Fame is popularity multiplied to the millionth degree.  What are YOUR thoughts on FAME?

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image87
      Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Having fans requires serving them. They become your master. You won't dare do anything to upset THEM!

  2. janesix profile image61
    janesixposted 3 years ago

    Fame would be a nuisance.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image87
      Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      a blast for a while… The Beatles knew when to take a bow.
      It has literally killed so many before their time!

    2. gmwilliams profile image82
      gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Fame is NEVER a nuisance.  Fame is glorious.  Fame opens doors and grant advantages that an average person NEVER can nor will have.  Fame is a GOOD and GREAT thing!

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image87
        Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        yawn.
        Money is way better than fame. Unfortunately, the two often go together.

        1. janesix profile image61
          janesixposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Love is way better than money.

          Fame is a sad joke.

          1. gmwilliams profile image82
            gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Pffph love.  Love does not open doors nor opportunities.  Love is just a platitude.  Fame is far more important than love!  There's NOTHING wrong with fame at all.

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              Motown2Chitownposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              I so disagree.  smile

              What does fame get you that you can't get without it?  The chance to eat at the right restaurants, be seen with the right people?  Have every move you make recorded and catalogued for a world that's out making all the same moves and doesn't have time to check in on you every minute?  The opportunity to spend your whole life begging for everyone's eyes and thoughts to be on YOU and then the chance to punch out photographers or reporters who follow you around?  Want the world's attention?  Well, you got it, and have no right whatsoever to bitch.  See a camera?  Smile and wave.  It's what you've always wanted.

              Fame is useless at the end of the day. 

              IMO.

              You know I love ya, but I just can't get behind this one.

              1. gmwilliams profile image82
                gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                What people fail to realize is that fame equals power.  Fame can be used for the greater good.  Fame can be used to champion rightful causes.   Fame gives one more creditibility and influence- and who does not want influence and creditibility.   The more famous one is, the more creditibility he/she has to change society and the world.  If one is not famous, who is going to take heed or pay attention to what he/she says?

                1. janesix profile image61
                  janesixposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  Has it ever occurred to you that there are people who DON'T desire power?

                  1. gmwilliams profile image82
                    gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    We ALL have power whether we wish to realize it or not.   Some people chose to OWN their lives while others simply wished to OWNED and give THEIR power away to more authoritative and stronger people, no doubt about it!

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                  Motown2Chitownposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  See, my take on it is that the power fame brings is as fleeting as fame itself.  And beyond being seen and being able to throw money at a problem, there are a million ways to impact the world for the better that will ultimately leave a far longer lasting impression.  Pet causes are great, and being a celebrity who can bring attention to them is wonderful...but what happens when the lights go down and you're not famous anymore?  You turn into just one more schlub like everyone else wondering why the money you gave to starving kids in Africa seems to have made no impression at all.  Children are still starving.  People are still dying of cancer.  But you sure look good, because you championed those causes-while the folks out there building wells, providing free medical treatment, researching cures are still doing what they did before-and NO ONE knows who they are, and likely never will.  So, has that fame created any REAL power?  And would you give it up anytime soon to do what those folks do?  In the dark, with no cameras on, and with the certainty that no one in the world will ever know their name?

                  1. janesix profile image61
                    janesixposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    +1

        2. gmwilliams profile image82
          gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Money AND fame ARE the keys.  Fame without money is NOTHING AT ALL.

      2. janesix profile image61
        janesixposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Is this some kind of slapstick comedy? You're joking, right?

        1. gmwilliams profile image82
          gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          NO, DEAD SERIOUS!  Go for fame if ONE IS BRAVE AND FIERCE ENOUGH.   FAME is for the SMART and BRAVE.   It isn't for the ORDINARY who prefer to lead desolate, gray lives.

          1. janesix profile image61
            janesixposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Um. Yeah.

            1. Kathryn L Hill profile image87
              Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Can one sleep with the pressures of fame?  I would be very keyed up.

  3. grand old lady profile image91
    grand old ladyposted 3 years ago

    Depends on what you are famous for, and how you handle it.

 
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