|04-01-2011, 09:41 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2010
Don't want to be rich or famous.
Wasn't sure where to put this topic.
I always thought I wanted to be rich and famous, or just one or the other, but I was thinking about what it would really be like and I changed my mind, at least about the famous part.
Then again, you might accidentally get famous while becoming rich. :/
So maybe it is both!
I like being just one of the many, many people who are generally normal. Famous people are treated like aliens. It's so weird. I don't think the benefits are worth the isolation.
So many people love power and money, how would you ever know who really liked you and who was just your friend because of your money or fame?
This isn't really a new concept, I guess, but it seems a lot of people are struggling to be at the top of it all, and it just seems like a bad idea to me, because what if you make it?
|04-01-2011, 10:04 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2008
|04-01-2011, 01:39 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2011
I've pondered this and I look at authors in particular such as J.K Rowling, Dan Brown, Stephen King and Stephenie Meyer, all of whom manage to keep their lives as private as possible, unless someone manages to dig stuff up on them, or they're more than happy to talk things out.
Actors, singers are more than difficult for some reason. Younger, general audience perhaps?
I'd like to be rich too without being famous. Business people in particular fit that sort of criteria.
|04-01-2011, 02:30 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: England, United Kingdom
Personally I have no problem with people knowing things about my life, especially if I can use them to empathise with others or inspire them. However having every little moment of my life scruitinised is one aspect of celebrity culture I would want to avoid. This is the important difference between being famous and being a celebrity.
As for money my personal aim is to have enough to be comfortable. As long as I am comfortable and able to afford what I desire in the present I have no interest in how much I actually have. The numbers are pretty meaningless for me unless I actually have something I want.
|04-01-2011, 04:16 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2009
You know, you can actually have both without it being to the level of what celebrities get. What I mean is you can be a huge mega star in some niche area, but not even known by the general population. For example, famous singers who don't sing in English will be huge in their own countries, but if they come over here to the Anglo-sphere (especially in America) they become "nobodies."
|04-01-2011, 04:31 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Mexico City
I used to want to be famous simply because I felt like I was nothing. So I thought that if I would be famous, I wouldn't have that anymore. Everyone would see me...
I still want to have plenty of money, to live carefree. But I don't need to be famous anymore. If what I do, leads to fame? That's ok. If not? That's ok as well...
|04-01-2011, 07:58 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2011
There's good and bad that come with fame and I've thought about whether I would ever want to be famous or not and now as I get older I lean towards not but I think that you can be well known and not live in a bubble. It seems like some celebrities can interact with the public and not be hassled too much and others cannot maybe due to their own created image.
|04-01-2011, 09:12 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
There's nothing wrong with being rich or famous. It is all about how you act once you get there. Not wanting to be rich is a form of self-deprivation, although being rich isn't all it's cracked up to be in a lot of situations. Being famous can open a lot of doors for you, but you have to be open to the consequences of fame. It's great to be famous, but not to be infamous. It takes a special kind of person to become infamous, and very few can live up to the scrutiny that entails.
I'm not rich or famous, but by global standards, I am richer than most. I am probably more famous, too, than the vast majority of people, due to my low-traffic blog and my comedy. But that doesn't make me any better. It just makes me a bit different than the average person of the world.
I do want to live a lifestyle of abundance, but my kind of abundance isn't to be a billionaire and have everyone know my name. A cool million and a small cult following would be enough for me.
|04-01-2011, 10:14 PM||#10 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2010
|04-02-2011, 07:39 AM||#12 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Windsor Ontario Canada
I have read it a long time ago that it usually come down to how much control you have over your life.
I seen one study that workers would say I would not want to be the boss to much stress and responsibility but the study did bare out that the boss had a feeling of more control and was happier then some one in a dead end job.
My life right now has no stress of having to work and I have little motivation and I read in the hand out in group therapy that one of the most stressful things is low motivation where you are not taking action. You don't want to overwhelm yourself with too much weather it be fame and fortune but avoiding all stress is the most stressful thing you can do.
|04-02-2011, 09:10 AM||#13 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2011
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