Aspiring To Be Famous – Is It Beneficial?
A famous singer once said that, in the world of music, if you give a hundred shows a year you are considered better and you reach the peak of fame. A time arrived when he said to himself “This is stressful. Is this what I want? More than a hundred shows a year to be at the top, so that then they invite you to the best places. No, I want to share music, but in another way, without stress, without fighting to reach and maintain fame and power.”
He then revised his purpose: “What do I want? Why do I do what I do? For what and for who do I do it? What is the price that I have to pay for this dependence on fame?”
Aspiring to be famous causes continuous stress and anxiety. You participate in a race in which you compete and are comparing yourself constantly. You stop taking care of yourself and nourishing your inner self. You take care of your image but not your soul. This brings about an inner emptiness and loneliness that, sometimes, is unbearable for us.
Reaching fame, financial wealth, the power of a visible position, and reaching it with a broken soul, a broken apart family and a sick body, causes depression.
We need to look inwards and ask ourselves – does our life’s purpose revolve around the search for fame and power? If yes, then we need to revise our purpose by realizing the negative effects that this search has on our lives.