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Old 02-28-2009, 05:13 PM
 
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I mean seriously! Why are people so driven by fame and fortune? Why can't they just be happy and content with the things they already have? Why do so many young children dream about becoming famous actresses, musicians, etc? I think it's because they just want the glitz and glamour they see on T.V. It's not really because they have a passion for what they do. If you truly loved what you did, then it wouldn't matter whether or not you became famous or rich because you just simply love what you do. I think celebrities are waaaaaaaaaaaay too overrated! They are no better than the homeless man they ignore when they drive down the street in their fancy cars. For instance, if Denzel Washington didn't have alot of money or wasn't a famous actor then he would just another ordinary man. We are way to obessed with status and material wealth in this country. It's really a shame because those things can easily pass away especially now with the failing economy. If money and status really makes you a better or a happier person then why are their so many rich, famous people committing suicide, falling into drugs and alcohol, and not to mention many of them can not hold a solid marriage. Seriously people get over these Celebrities! They are people just like you and me! Their matierial wealth and status do not make them better people. It's so sad that people don't know what it means to be "truly" wealthy.

 
Old 02-28-2009, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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There is no celebrity I idolize because of their acting, singing, or pro-sports playing. My idols include those who were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor and those who risk their lives to save the lives of others. Only celebrity who comes close to that is Charles Durning who went through hell in WW2 and lived to tell the tale.
 
Old 03-01-2009, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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I think Celebs are nice to look up to some times. If they use their fame to really make a difference in the world. Like the beautiful Miss Nicole Kidman. She helps with charities and such.

People who have talent and charisma are to be looked up to. Not idolized, though.
 
Old 03-02-2009, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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I mean seriously! Why are people so driven by fame and fortune? Why can't they just be happy and content with the things they already have? Why do so many young children dream about becoming famous actresses, musicians, etc? I think it's because they just want the glitz and glamour they see on T.V. It's not really because they have a passion for what they do. If you truly loved what you did, then it wouldn't matter whether or not you became famous or rich because you just simply love what you do. I think celebrities are waaaaaaaaaaaay too overrated! They are no better than the homeless man they ignore when they drive down the street in their fancy cars. For instance, if Denzel Washington didn't have alot of money or wasn't a famous actor then he would just another ordinary man. We are way to obessed with status and material wealth in this country. It's really a shame because those things can easily pass away especially now with the failing economy. If money and status really makes you a better or a happier person then why are their so many rich, famous people committing suicide, falling into drugs and alcohol, and not to mention many of them can not hold a solid marriage. Seriously people get over these Celebrities! They are people just like you and me! Their matierial wealth and status do not make them better people. It's so sad that people don't know what it means to be "truly" wealthy.




I would really appreciate it if you would quit speaking for me. In the real world, real people already know of which you speak.
 
Old 03-02-2009, 01:30 PM
 
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I would really appreciate it if you would quit speaking for me. In the real world, real people already know of which you speak.
I wasn't speaking for you. You can make your own observations about celebrities. I was simply stating mine. God Bless You!
 
Old 06-21-2014, 09:36 PM
 
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There is no celebrity I idolize because of their acting, singing, or pro-sports playing. My idols include those who were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor and those who risk their lives to save the lives of others. Only celebrity who comes close to that is Charles Durning who went through hell in WW2 and lived to tell the tale.

Audie Murphy was also a decorated war hero has well as James Stewart. Denzal Washington does alot for the wounded warriors.

They are just people like us. They are doing a job entertaining us.
 
Old 06-22-2014, 04:17 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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I definitely do not give any special credence to celebrity political opinions (Sinead O'Conner), but do approve of those celebrities who put forth a real effort for charitable causes (Rosario Dawson, Bono, ect...).
 
Old 06-22-2014, 04:34 PM
 
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I mean seriously! Why are people so driven by fame and fortune?
Americans are driven by fame and fortune.
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Why can't they just be happy and content with the things they already have?
Again, Americans.
 
Old 06-22-2014, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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I idolize no one. I do like to see when people use their fame for good.
 
Old 06-23-2014, 08:15 AM
 
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Webb Wilder is the idol of idle youth.


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