Fame


“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”

André Gide, Autumn Leaves

Most of the young people look to be famous, that others will love them and worship them. Why is that? We have been indoctrinated with false beliefs and false ideas of happiness. Artificially created stories and smiley faces of famous actors, singers has polluted our minds so often that we are made to believe it. As teenagers or young adults, it is straightforward to be manipulated because we are still in the process of remembering who we are and we are looking hard for that. The tricksters know it and push it so hard on all the channels. However, let’s face it, how many famous people are happy? This trick is helping us to stay in the dark, and forget who we are. We have been there now we have to help other us, we have to make them understand that we are not dependent on the material fake world. We may believe that is happiness, but it is just a lousy surrogate. As famous people, we have the fake feeling that we are being loved by others, but sooner or later we will understand that they love the image that others have promoted about us and that is not the real us. When the moment comes we will fall and the higher we thought we were, the more significant fall we will have. It is only one thing we have to do. We have to be us, honest and humbled because that is what we are.
In western society, which by the way is becoming most of the world now, is hard to maintain those standards. We have been forced to lie to others and ourselves to keep up with the life anyone expects us to live. However, that is not an excuse. If we want happiness, we cannot be living a lie, and after all, we will become famous like all our masters and teachers in history, even if we wanted or not.

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