Do You Want to be Famous?

Before deciding that becoming famous is for you, answer a few questions. Why do you want to be famous? Do you see a path to get there? If accomplished, do you understand what fame holds in-store for you?

Being famous seems to be so important to some people. Actors, musicians, professional athletes, politicians, and society climbers will do almost anything to gain fame.

Synonyms for fame are celebrity, distinction, and notoriety. Those for popular are well liked, accepted, and admired. For most of us, conducting ourselves in a proper manner in life can make us popular. Popularity can be achieved and is a worthy objective. Fame is much more elusive and, if achieved, may even become unsustainable. Recall the quote, “fame is fleeting.”

If star power is lost, those who are desperate to regain the spotlight often employ bizarre tactics. Perhaps best seen in Hollywood, celebrities often act in attention-getting ways even if that requires that they act inappropriately. Headlines may read, “Actor so & so finds new love interest. Divorce pending.”

I can honestly say that I have never even fantasized about becoming famous. That would be a suit that would just not fit me.  

About authorbillramsey

During his forty-year professional career, Bill Ramsey wrote magazine articles and business newsletters. Now retired in the mountains of western North Carolina, he writes a blog and has published four books. Bill's 2015 collection of concise, real-life essays is titled "What Do YOU Think?" He has also written "Me Now - Who Next? (The Inspiring Story of a Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery)" and "Now That I Think About It. Bill's books and are available from and on all e-readers. See Follow Bill on Facebook at
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