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Why does everyone want to be a Celebrity?

04/23/12 Posted by: Martin Day
no fans - no celebrity
Unless you manage to avoid the TV, radio and the press you canít escape it: Our society is obsessed with the cult of celebrity. Has it always been this way? I think that it probably has. But with rolling news and the internet, we experience news, as it happens, like never before, including celebrity news.. Significantly, the modern celebrity doesn't need to have done anything noteworthy to require celebrating. In particular, reality TV throws up 'stars' who have, as yet, shown no noteworthy skill or achievement. It's now well know that in surveys children no longer want to grow up to be teachers and doctors, like they used to, but to be sports stars and pop stars. On talent shows you can regularly hear the same words tumble from the lips of gifted and dreadful singers alike: "Itís my dream", "Singingís my life", "I really, really want this". Is there really such a fine line between genius and delusion, or is there something more going on here?
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