Why? Or why not?
(Part Two) What would you like to be famous for?
Fame often means wealth --but not always.
Fame often means loss of privacy -- usually, but not always.
I used to think I wanted to be famous, but now I am a very private person. I don't want fame, just wealth lol. If I thought I would write something people would go nuts over, I would use a nom de plume and try to avoid promoting the piece as myself. I can't say why - just I would not want the intrusions.
Wealth I want, fame I don't want. I don't see the point in fame. Everybody liking you can often mean you're not honest, putting on a show. I can only think it's some kind of desire for a grotesque ego boost to want fame so it has no value. Money on the other hand can change a person's whole life. If you've had a lack of it you know the value of having enough money and having more than enough can lead to a very good life: Have what you need and want, not having to worry about whether you are ever going to get evicted or go hungry.
I read Michael J Fox's autobiography and in it he talks about why having a lot of money is good, to put it simply. It's not just having money but the fact that you no longer get treated like junk, essentially. I just woke up and kind of groggy so I'm not being particularly articulate about it, but that's the gist of what Michael was saying, having had the experience of having nothing and then being rich, he had an interesting perspective on it.
I guess getting a huge surge in traffic would be nice LOL.
Being known by many people is not a particular goal of mine. I have never cared too much about being popular. I have a small group of friends and that is all I want.
Fame can mean infamy.
No. I have never yearned it or wanted it. Why in the heck, would you? I try to please those in my circle and it doesnt work. How could I ever make complete strangers like me? No. Not interested in having my life turned inside out or upside down and to EXPLAIN every thought or movement to strangers or anyone. I havent even done that with a partner.
But yes to establishing relationships with interested customers.
Honestly sometimes I’ve walked the streets of Tokyo and wondered what it’d be like to be a “talent” or “idol” here. But it’d probably get tiring after a while.
No way! Too much image and expectation to maintain. If I have to give up a part of my life, I'd rather make an impact in a low-key, leadership position behind the scenes; make a difference and keep it moving.
by Nichol marie 5 years ago
Why do people want to be famous?I personally would not want to for the invasion of privacy and pressure factor and many other downsides.
by mhofhe 8 years ago
av always dreamt of having fame but some think been successful is better than been famous, but the thing is that i am not sure of how to go about it. any one in that dellima or a survivor of such should reply
by Sondra Rochelle 5 years ago
Do you think having a lot of money changes people? Would it change you?Jared, of Subway fame, is on his way to jail for dealing in child abuse of various types. I have to wonder if this would have happened if he had just stayed fat and poor. Maybe he was always a pervert and hid...
by Earl S. Wynn 3 years ago
Is it good to be famous or should fame be avoided?There are benefits and costs to both fame and anonymity. . . what do you think?
by suncat 9 years ago
Do you think being famous is a stressful position?
by Iontach 10 years ago
Would you rather be famous or Intelligent? Only pick one.
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