It’s said that, every mortal thinks at least once: -“What If I was famous?”-, How would for a moment life be? or -“”How is it to be famous?””-. Everyone craves “love”, “respect” and “recognition” all across the globe. Not to forget, we always keep on wondering how life for the -“”famous””- is, and as expected we find it full of glamour where the famous look beautiful, where people are obsessed with them, or for that matter a crowd goes insane with shouts and screams whenever they witness their presence. We assume that in their lives it is all smiles and laughters because we only know them as what they portray themselves in front of the camera, not what’s the inside story of their lives and what they go through and what cost do they pay for being what they are and the popularity they have received.
We have demarcated fame as -“”easy fame””- and -“”self made fame””- but both of these are equally difficult. In one-, you struggle to become famous, and in the latter, you adjust and compromise to live in that golden cage according to other’s preferences. The mortal, just like a bird when caged, cannot take decisions of his own life; no matter how much he wants to leave that cage, he is compelled to live there with tears and suffocation. How difficult would that life be? My entire body turns cold and eyes full of tears when I imagine the suffocation those people must be living in. It is very clearly understood, for fame, nature makes you pay a price for it in some or the other way. Having fame or the path of the same is not all milk and roses.
According to me, more than fame what matters is my happiness. I look for a small, happy world for myself and that is the kind of life which is much better than a life of flashes and glitter. In my world, there are people I am genuinely concerned for and so are they. We lead a good life in our world. To put it in other words, living a simple life is easier than living a life of unimaginable complications created by fame. In my view we are all celebrities till the time we know “how to live happily and share that happiness with our fellow brothers and sisters across seas and boundaries”. There is no point in being a recognised face when you are unhappy, feel dejected and end up ruining your life. I would end by quoting. “ Feel fortunate for what you have rather than feeling unfortunate for what you don’t. ” There have been many distinguished “faces” who after becoming famous became pretty infamous (I shall avoid mentioning any specific names). The simple reason– their indulgence in unethical and socially unacceptable pursuits. e.g. addiction to drugs, alcohol, etc. In fact, we are aware of all this but in our -“”fast””- lives tend to forget it.
To the one who has -“”fame””- and one who does not, one message to both kinds. All I have to say is that the prior should learn to balance his life, and the same goes for the latter. Take every step keeping in mind it’s after effects on your tomorrow.
On an ending note, stay happy, safe and sensible. God bless.