Our Fascination With Celebrities

Like our fascination in watching an ant (or your complete anthill for that matter) squirm once we angle the magnifying glass simply so on the solar, so too goes our fascination with superstar. As the most recent installment of American Idol reveals, the typical man simply needs to be acknowledged and what higher manner than changing into a ‘star’. Quite a lot of us dream of it, only a few of us attain it and for these fortunate (or unfortunate relying in your perspective) to be underneath the magnifying glass of superstar the rewards appear to be nice.

Not having ever been a star myself, though I’m considerably of a ‘massive cheese’ in my dwelling city (smugly buffs nails on shirt), I have to say that being a star would not appear all unhealthy. I might take the cash and the reward baggage and the free issues and umm did I say cash? … Yeah, I might drastically benefit from the perks of ‘celebrityhood’ (or is it celebritydom?) any day however how many people may dwell as much as that scrutiny?

To have your each transfer recorded, your relationships scrutinized, your smallest slip-up or shortcoming mentioned by hundreds of thousands (for these of us with giant households we already get a style of this … Thanks Mother!). Now I do know a few of you’re considering the cash and perks would stability this out however take into consideration the liberty of anonymity you have got now, you’ll be able to choose your nostril in public if you wish to, it’s possible you’ll get a couple of stares however ‘the occasion’ is not going to be recorded and picked over (pun supposed, Ha!) for time immemorial.

However why are we so fascinated? Does our fascination assist us to really feel higher about ourselves? Or is it sparked by envy? For no matter causes superstar information and gossip is massive enterprise and with the most recent information being out there at our fingertips everybody and their grandmothers has a weblog about one superstar or different. Many people readily denounce gossiping in our day by day lives but feed our responsible pleasure by logging on to the most recent ‘most hated superstar’ blogs to see the most recent snide feedback about this or that particular person.

Our celebrities have develop into like that poor fried ant. We really feel superior as we sit at our desks and look with pity or scorn on the newest younger superstar to finish up in jail or overlook their panties or fall flat on their face drunk. However alas fame and superstar are synonymous and as Newton stated for each motion there may be an equal and reverse response so too the cash and perks trigger curiosity and the paparazzi. Now … since it has been greater than an hour since I checked that weblog, I am now off to see what Britney is as much as.

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