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For the Love of Being ‘Liked’

While getting lots of likes or retweets feels great, the feeling of rejection from not getting them is often greater.

Everybody wants to be naked and famous.

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Lame to Fame

“Anything you can do I can do better; I can do anything better than you.”

Annie

Are celebrities that much better than you? Or did they prepare and hit their luck at the right time, playing best when their best needed.

There may not be much that separates your skills from the celebrity, other than that they succeeded and you didn’t.

But the gap widens once they’re in. Their coaches, their network, their fan following, goes beyond any services a layman could afford.

Your blown away by celebrity status, so far behind and disconnected it’s unlikely that your chance will ever come. But maybe being famous isn’t even your goal. You like to produce in anonymity. You enjoy the practice for what it is.

Fame isn’t the goal of creativity. Fame tries to capitalize on good effort so it can let marketing do the rest. The pleasure in doing anything is in the performance, minus the expectations, otherwise we’re just fighting within ourselves to impress other people.

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Celebrity status

Being one is fun. But really the only difference between celebrities and the rest of us are impressions and power.

TV already edits their flaws, while they portray the perfect life to their millions of followers on Instagram and Twitter. Celebrities also carry with them huge clout – they can dictate their fans and drive them to just about anywhere to buy and share their product. Meanwhile, the anonymous virtually share themselves.

Celebrities are praised because of the scarce skill they offer. And rightfully so. Their relevancy depends on repeating success again and again. That pressure alone is respectable.

Beyond fame, celebs are ordinary people and face the same issues as we do. They get sick, have family issues, and have to pay the bills.

I’m not convinced a celebrity’s life is that much better than ours. They have more pressure to paint a life of desire while the rest of us accept the life we have. The meek shall inherit the Earth, or so they say.

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Most young comedians don’t think about being good, they think about being famous.

Jeff Garlin

Fame just happens.  It can’t be forced