I feel so sad that there is a generation of young people out there whose life pursuit is ‘to become a ‘celebrity’ or ‘get famous’. Some of the messages and DMs I get from people (teenagers mostly) break my heart. “How Do I get famous?”, “How Can I be a Celebrity?” are questions I get on a daily basis now. How did this happen?
It used to be you were talented or made a significant contribution to the world that then brought ‘fame’ (sometimes), but the actual pursuit in life wasn’t to be ‘famous’. The pursuit was to be incredibly awesome at what you did and people lauded you for that (sometimes).
Pursuing fame is pointless and a huge waste of your time… but I think this is what Reality TV has brought to us. Help us all…
Some of these kids say they want to be special and not like anyone else. The thing is, they already are! What is failing in our social system that makes people think they need to ‘be famous’ to be special? Every person out there is special and has the potential to do amazing things with their time on earth.
YOU already are special. Go out there and be the best YOU there is and enjoy your life!
I had to vent. It’s driving me nuts to read some of these messages.