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Why do some individuals prefer to be infamous rather than famous?

  1. aoiffe379 profile image56
    aoiffe379posted 8 years ago

    Why do some individuals prefer to be infamous rather than famous?

    While traveling I met and talked with an individual who was hurt by rumors that defamed the character.This individual felt that since nobody was willing to provide answers to questions that were asked, everyone was guilty.The comparison was made to leaving ten cookies in the cookie jar in a room with ten persons.The cookie jar is empty on return  but nobody has seen anything. Reference was made to 9/11 and the fact that a point was made that nobody can change.The event is history. Do you think this is the psychology behind notorious events?Is infamy made more glorious than fame by the media?

  2. LowellWriter profile image78
    LowellWriterposted 8 years ago

    Fame is like a river that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid.
    -Francis Bacon-
    We have all had a moment when we debated whether or not to seek fame. From an early age, we see performers and politicians... read more

  3. Ruchira profile image77
    Ruchiraposted 8 years ago

    This world is actually run by ordinary people like us. It takes great pride to be infamous and having a low key life than being famous. Being in the lime light is quite challenging and not many of us can sustain it.

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    tlmntim9posted 7 years ago

    The old adage, if you can't join them, beat them. I think you will find the largest part of those are also those who are capable of nothing significant on their own, aside from murder and mayhem that is.