BY SOFO ARCHON
Today, it is easier than ever before in the history of humanity to become famous, and there are many people who strive to achieve fame in their lifetime.
As they are, they feel sad and empty — they feel a hole in their soul, and try to fill it in by seeking fame, believing that by attracting the attention of others on them, they will start feeling good about themselves.
They are obsessed with celebrities who always look beautiful, confident and happy, and they want to be just like them.
They think that once they are famous, they will have all they need to be content — sexual encounters with attractive partners, plenty of money in their bank account, the respect of people in positions of power, and anything else they desire.
Yet, when they finally manage to acquire the fame they wished for, they still feel miserable.
That’s because what they deep down long for isn’t fame.
Rather, it is to feel understood, loved, and appreciated, and fame can’t substitute for those things. In fact, fame only leads them to experience even more suffering.
Firstly, they usually find out that far less people than they expected like them, and that most criticize them, judge them, and that some even hate them.
And since they base their sense of self-worth on what others think of them, this can deeply hurt their psyche.
Secondly, at some point they realize that fame is temporary — it comes quickly and in most cases goes just as quickly.
Therefore, no matter how famous they are, sooner or later they will be forgotten, and this realization is like a hard punch to their ego that desperately feeds on other people’s attention.
Now, fame isn’t bad in itself.
If you happen to be famous because you have contributed something important to society and the world has embraced you as a result of this, then that’s totally fine.
But don’t try to achieve fame thinking that it will bring love and happiness into your life, because it won’t.
Fame is desired by those who are lost in life, and even when they acquire it, they can’t use it how they want – instead, fame is using them and takes them to scary places they never wished to go.
Only those who feel good as they are and don’t seek external validation, can use fame wisely for the benefit of themselves and the world, without being entrapped or blinded by it.