View Full Version : The disadvantages of being a celebrity
March 20th, 2002, 01:44 PM
What are the advantages and disadvantages of being a celebrity?
(I was trying to post a long thread, but i dunno why my mind's not working, so i just left one question above)
March 20th, 2002, 02:40 PM
No P R I V A C Y!!!. Haha, I think that's the essence of celebrity.
It would be nice to have a cake and eat it too...for once. Or how much fun a tattoo would be if it only showed at night. Most of the rest is pretty cool.
The best of everything. Medicine. Food. Comfort. Lovers. Travel. Everyone kow-towing to each and every desire. I could learn to live like that.
I would need the privacy, though. There is at least three side of me I wouldn't want anyone to see.
March 20th, 2002, 05:39 PM
I think that when you're a celebrity, your life is put under the spotlight. Everything you do and say is subject to public scrutiny. As a result you become more prone to gossip and (worse) slander. Or some people may perceive you in a distorted manner (like being too idealized.)
March 20th, 2002, 07:15 PM
I think that's also what attracts people to be a celebrity, they want to be under the spotlight, they want to shine. Of course they don't want to be critisized, but they want to be admired.
In my mind, one of the disadvantage of being a celebrity is the lack of freedom, (such as, they can't shop at the mall without being bothered or can't appear in public freely).
Another thing is that they have to concern about their apperences at all time, they spend hours and hours doing makeup to accomplish a perfect look, as long as they don't look star-perfect, they might disappoint their fans. Zhao Wei once said "whenever i don't look fine, i'm afraid to come out to face my fans and the whole world."
In conclusion, their lives are under much more pressure.
March 20th, 2002, 07:47 PM
One advantage of being a celebrity is having fans supporting them. Unless you're really popular at your school, you won't have as much attention put on you as a celebrity. Of course, that's a bad thing, too, since the limelight is always on you.
It's rewarding to be a celebrity in your position. I'd like to be a famous poet one day, but that's just a dream. I write sentimental stuff, which is considered "bad" by critics. But, maybe someday, I'll get something published.
But, it's stressful indeed. One has to learn from microeconomics. Always live to the extent where marginal benefit = marginal cost.
March 20th, 2002, 07:59 PM
Another possible disadvantage, if you may consider it one, is trying to live up to the expectations of your family, friends, and fans. This alone can cause a lot of stress at times I would think.
March 20th, 2002, 08:35 PM
I also think stress is one of the ways you know you're alive. Being famous is probably equal parts good and bad...or there is just enough more good in it to be worthwhile.
There are some "sicko" famous people who are driven by compulsion. For those people I think it's not an equation at all. They do it because they are compelled.
The best case is where a person is doing what he or she likes...and is so damn good at it...he or she becomes famous.
If you have stress...and get no reward...you may as well be famous and get something for it.
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