Are we too obsessed with the lives of celebrities and famous people, preferring to live vicariously
through them than to really live our own lives to the fullest?
I think many people place too much importance on those whose job it is to entertain, rather than the quiet heroes of our world like firemen, police officers, scientists, teachers and those who make a real difference to world but don't ask to be celebrated for their efforts.
It is these humble individuals who I find fascinating. Celebrities are not as interesting.
I know people like that. I can't have conversations with them because all they seem to talk about is what star is dating the other. Worse, they can remember when a certain celebrity died yet can't remember their own kids' birth dates. There's something really wrong with that. Sure, I have favorite actors/actresses, singers, etc but only know enough about them to say what movies they've been in or what teams they played for. Other than that, I really don't care enough about them to follow their every move. I'm like definitions, the quiet heroes are much more fascinating to me.
I once gave a speech about our obsession with celebrities. I opened the presentation with the question, "Where did Angelina Jolie adopt her children from?" Several hands raised, multiple correct answers. I then flipped to the next slide on which was the question, "How many American troops are currently deployed in the Middle East?" Not one hand was raised. Nothing but silence. In fact, I could hear a cricket chirping from the corner of the classroom.
by Ken R. Abell 9 years ago
As a society are we obsessed with the lives & loves of celebrities?
by princess_letta 9 years ago
why is it that people or should i say famous people every time it is that there weight changes or something why is it a big issue why do people jugde and speak on it all though they dont no wat he/she is going threw and do not no why it is that they blew up like that basically wat i saying is why...
by kallini2010 21 months ago
Why are people so interested in private lives of celebrities?Who are we to judge?
by Grace Marguerite Williams 3 years ago
Why are Americans so obsessed over nonsensical, inane matters such as which designated gendershould use what bathroom & the obsession with celebrities over where they live, how they act, what they wear, where they eat/travel/shop & why they react when other celebrities go on to...
by Charlotte Washington 6 years ago
Why are we so obsessed with celebrities failing?Why are we so consumed by the failures celebrities have? Rather it be drugs, violence, crime, or relationship problems. We seem to indulge in it
by theoctopusjar 7 years ago
Why are celebrities so "Important"?How do you think it came to be, that the life of a celebrity has become so much more selectively observed, and seemingly important, than the life of the common citizen?
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