Fame and it’s victims

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Fame and it’s victims

(Javairia Aftab)

Most of us, rather all of us believe that fame is an upper-class asset. A source of satiation which we put on the top of our priority list. If you are famous, you are successful; you have an uncontrollable power, an untouchable grace something beyond ordinary, you must have done something so gigantic that the "commoners" could not tackle. You must have brought some enlightenment to the world or must have comitted something terribly rare.
Having 100 million followers is not easy, is it?
But this conception is challenged solemnly when we turn to today's media trends. People are strongly admired for their symmetrical features, their thin waist, their flawless skin, their perfect sense of style, their haircut, plump lips, their appeal or how relative their vulgar jokes are etc. etc.. Most of the famous people themselves have accepted the misery of fame and lack of privacy.

People choose something flashy and perfect to them and make it their ideal, their active element to be perfect. They project their beliefs, their insecurities, their loneliness into that ideal. They stalk them to deep depths: finding their standards of judgements, their tastes, the book they like, the way they feel about a particular thing, the culture they follow, the brand they use, the cut of their hair leading to people's ultimate desire to become them. But these beliefs can be wrong (which mostly are), you cannot form your prophecy of life from another person's experiences, you got to have your own mind setup, otherwise, there will be copies of same mindset residing in different bodies.

The market uses this dependence of people on their ideals for their business models. Using the namely widely-loved person for advertisement of their products and that is how the cycle runs. People copy everythibg their ideal does. Where blind following is been condemned in religion, here it is taking the modernised form being called "Fandom". And when critiques blame wrong influence in today's society on anti-islamic forces and foriegn conspiracies; it is what makes this cause sonewhat undiagnosable.
Seeminly small yet persistent.

Moreover, this device also gives an air to "fake intellectuals". You can see people feigning particular tastes on social media, when, in fact, they are people of no tastes. We are totally relying on the "name" to build judgements but one encounter in reality (which never really hapoens) and all that amalgam washes off.

The device in our hand is at times deadly and at times the cure itself. The question is do all these people deserve the fame they get? For some of them: Yes. For most of them: No. (Predicting from current social media trends). It is like buying a beautiful-looking basket filled with garbage. We strictly need to monitor which sort of ideals we are processing into the young, developing brains.
We are puppets in the hands of the thing in our hands.
It is difficult to prevent that following a particular person to dead end is not "cool" or not something "trendy". It is hard to make people believe that their idea of "perfect" is far from perfection specifically young brains.

We will soon be producing a generation of charming bastards relying all on their "screen ideals". We need to filter who we choose to follow in our real life, everything is perfect from screen. But all that glitters IS NOT EVEN GLITTERS in some cases just a fake glow.


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