Why are we so infatuated with Hollywood?
Fast & the Furious star Paul Walker recently lost his life in a car accident. While my heart & condolences go out to his friends & family, it raised the question of why when a celebrity passes it seems to affect the world, but soldiers/people die everyday & are never given a second thought, except maybe on Memorial Day.
Because nobody outside of the soldier's family, comrades and close friends know who he/she is, so it makes it harder to really identify with someone when you don't know them. Plus, the media likes to focus on celebrity's lives mainly because that's what people seem to want to watch. I personally don't understand it, and I agree with you that we should value a soldier's life more so than a celebrity's life, or at the very least about the same.
Sadly, our priorities aren't in the right place. Hell, we even celebrate birthdays of cartoon characters for pete's sakes, so is it any wonder why most countries don't take us seriously anymore?
Because entertainers use their talents to make millions of people happy. Not everybody will like them, but many do. They help people escape from their problems and they for the most part try to maintain a positive attitude in front of the cameras. This creates the illusion that they are successful, a winner, have millions of dollars and everything is going great. The reality is, its an act in front of the camera. They have ups and downs like everybody. They are not perfect either. So when a tragedy happens, people will miss the talent, the positive, happy illusion that some of them have created in their lives. Like Michael Jackson, insiders say he was miserable, but people miss the talent and the illusion of happiness that he created.
I agree with your observation, Alphadogg16. I can understand that a casual interest in Hollywood can be harmless, but it seems a growing number of people prefer keeping track of stars than the problems in their own lives or the important issues going on in the world. The media knows this and fuel the fire, so to speak; though I am not sure whether they do this more for corporate profit or to just contribute to the general state of ignorance.
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Because we have messed up priorities. We give fame to the wrong people.
I think it has to do with the capitalist society we live in. People just love to see famous people with money because they also want to be that way I guess.
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