The Cult of Celebrity

November 9, 2010 at 1:11 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I do not, and never have followed the cult of celebrity. It is, to me, a complete waste of the time, effort, and financial and emotional resources that can be spent on something or sombody important to me – somebody worthy of my attention. That means my husband, my children and grandchildren, my father, my siblings and their families, and my friends.

I can admire someone who does something well, who is a good and useful member of society, but I am apalled by the attention given to most so-called celebrities. Who cares if a couple of "stars" break up or if one of them is having an affaire, or a baby, or a breakdown? Who cares if they are going through their third or fourth drying-out from alcohol or drugs? I don't. That is their business and, if it doesn't affect me or mine, then what the heck!

Not only is the cult of celebrity a waste of time, it is also dangerous. Most "celebrities" that people rave over are just ordinary people. However, in being public figures who come to think of themselves as special, they also come to believe they are above following the usual norms of society. It is the adulation they receive that often leads them to waste their lives and their talents. Not only that, but the antics of many are emulated by young – and not so young – wannabes who are following a false and misguided star. I certainly don't want any of my family to emulate the lifestyle of most "celebrities".

The cult of celebrity wastes many people's resources – financial, emotional and creative. Enjoy what "celebrities" do, I say, but don't waste your time thinking they are better than anyone else. Put your energies into making a better life and a better world for yourself, your family and your society.

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