Do you idolize a person that makes you believe that once you have fame everything will be fine in your life, or once you are successful your life will become a fairytale?
I know a series of songs, texts, and self-help books that can lure us into thinking that fame is the magic wand – that will offer us everything.
“I’m famous now. But now that I’ve got fame and some of the other things I thought would make me happy – it ain’t worked”
If you blindly believe that it will offer you everything. You might need to look again as there are chances you are falling into someone’s marketing plan.
What’s the Marketing plan for fame and success?
It’s the concept of selling a particular ideology that claims it will magically make your life perfect. Like the insecurities that are sold on the everyday world. A perfume claiming that you will become a hunk when you use it. If you are from South Asia, you certainly are very familiar with the concept of fairness creams.
Similarly, there are ‘ideologies’ sold.
Fame- A disappointment?
This actually has been the biggest misconception about fame, that’s usually seen in young people’s dreams. Even though success can be very fulfilling and definitely a step up from a life where nothing happens. Having false expectations about fame that it will magically clear and cure all the stress of your life – may lead to disappointment.
Fame & Money is Not the Epicenter
“I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer.”
If Jim Carrey, one of the most famous and successful actors of our time, said this, we really need to stop for a while and try to grasp it.
In fact, it’s not even about success and fame, he talks about completing dreams, which makes it quite complicated for us to understand. As we are taught that success and fame are the best things ever.
“If I could give it back, just to walk down the street with no hassle, I would.’ One of her last comments of Amy Winehouse before she died. What she tried to say that all the fame then became a type of burden on her.
Money and fame can create a never-ending craving. If it is mishandled it can also become a form of burden.
Best things in life are free – falling in love, friendship, hugs, laughter, and happy memories. These are the things that actually satisfy your souls. Something money and fame won’t be able to bring.
Maybe it’s the time to stop for a while and notice the things around us. We might be taking so many things for granted that are a part of our everyday routine.
Gandhi once said, “Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.”
The secret is not being carried away by success, fame, and money but instead enjoying the journey or doing something that we love. I am always curious to ask, ‘What could be better than this?’
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