When you think about the word « celebrity », you think about fame. When you think about the word « celebrity », you think about wealth. When you think of the word « celebrity », you think of picking up. So do you really think celebrity is such a great thing? All of us sometimes think that. We want to be famous and well-known all around the world, to be rich and never worry about money. But that’s life which is never easy to everyone. There are always something go along with celebrity such things as the lack of privacy, the loneliness and the exhaustion and some other thing like that. So is it really good to be a celebrity?
There is a nice number of advantages of being a celebrity:
The greatest advantage of being famous is that celebrities are usually very rich so they have easier life than other people. They live in beautiful houses which have housekeepers, securities, cooks and other servants. They don’t have to worry about paying bills, can affort the best clothes and drive a luxury car. What is more, they spend their holidays in expensive resorts, get the best hotel rooms and the best service. Some words like « cheap », « sales », « too expensive » never appear in a celebrity’s dictionary. For example, the slogan « Save money during these difficult economy times » is almost not valuable for Victoria Beckham. She told the media: « Buying a lot of stuff is the way to renew my lifestyle ». No comment!!!
Secondly, when you are famous, your name is known by everyone. Then, you are invited to the best parties and meet other celebrities. Your fans send you gifts and letters to tell you how much they love you. Furthermore, celebrities can have a brand product without paying money because some designer will send it to them for advertising or promotion. A famous person receive first-class service wherever they go, such as they don’t need to line up when they go to watch movies or see a concert. It’s really amazing for ordinary people.
And last but not least, also very interesting, celebrities can easily pickup other celebrities or other person, especially one night stand. I think Paris Hilton can totally agree with me on that one!
However, everything in the world has two sides. Being famous has as disadvantages as advantages.
The biggest problem for famous people is the media which can either make them or break them. They definitely can let you down. Just ask Birtney Spears. Celebrities seldom have privacy and often have to go out in public wearing disguise so that they will not be recognized. They are hounded by the paparazzi who try to photograph them all the time. They also have to notice their appearance and be gentle and polite everywhere and anytime. And if they do something wrong, everybody get to know it immediately. Often the magazine and newspaper write gossip and don’t tell true about famous person, what can be very unfortunately for them.
The next thing is stress. The more they get and succeed the more they are expected by their fans to achieve. This is a huge obsession for them. Therefore, it is very easy to see that celebrities who can not solve their problem often abuse alcohol or drugs. In other words, the fame can destroy a man very easily. We just think about Michael Jackson or Diego Maradona to gain experience.
Celebrities also never be sure if their friends and fans like them for who they are or for their money. Celebrities find it hard to trust someone as a real friend. Although they are rich, they still feel lonely sometimes. Money doesn’t bring happiness.
In conclusion, celebrity may be nice but not an easy thing to live with. You may have a lot of money but you still feel so lonely and not safe. Your name is known by everyone but stress lets you down. You have everything which ordinary people don’t have but you can’t do everything which they can do because of the media, especially the paparazzi. So, is it good to be a celebrity? Well, I seem it depends on the person. There are some people who are famous and lead normal, calm life without any serious problems. For me, it is the secret of the happiness.