I was in a London bar last Thursday and Marcell who was on Love Island a few years back entered the bar, to me this guy is barely famous but a glance around the bar and almost everybody wanted a piece of him, it got me thinking “isn’t being famous a weird concept”
It’s strange to me that some people want to be famous. They’ll do anything for five minutes of fame, and then when they meet somebody who is famous, they lose their minds. I don’t understand it at all. These people are just regular folks like me and you. There’s nothing special about them, in fact in most cases they are positively mental! so why does everyone go crazy over them?
I think the concept of being famous is a weird one. Why would anyone want to be known by everyone? It seems like a lot of pressure and responsibility. With the advent of social media, celebrities are within reach of most people, and that’s led to a culture of obsession and entitlement. People think they know celebrities because they follow them on social media, but they don’t know them. They only know the persona that the celebrity has created and want you to see? You know the old saying “never meet your hero” that’s because when you actually meet these people they can turn out to be nothing like the person they have created for your entertainment, somebody I know recently told me that Anthony Joshua was like that when he met him, on camera comes across as a likeable, respectful guy, but as soon as the camera drops its a different story. I have personally met a few celebrities and the only one I can tell you I hd a pleasant experience with was Tyson Fury, what a top bloke!
I think it’s important to remember that celebrities are just people. They’re not gods or goddesses. They make mistakes and have flaws just like the rest of us. The next time you find yourself losing your mind over a celebrity, take a step back and remember that they’re just a person. Just like you and just like me.
Plenty of rich famous people kill themselves, many of them find themselves in therapy because we have created a society that lifts these people up so high that when they inevitably fall, it is a much longer way down than for the rest of us.
Some people believe that being famous would be amazing and that it would solve all of their problems, but the truth is that fame comes with its own set of problems. It’s not all red carpets and flashing lights. So, the next time you find yourself wanting to be famous, ask yourself why. Is it for the right reasons? OR are you chasing something that’s ultimately going to leave you feeling empty and unfulfilled?
The pressure of constantly being in the public eye can be incredibly daunting. There’s no privacy and every move you make is scrutinised. It can be hard to maintain healthy relationships when you’re always in the spotlight. And the pressure to perform can be immense.
So why would you want it? this to me is why the concept of being famous is weird. Why put yourself through all of that when you could just live a normal, happy life? Being famous is overrated and it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.
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