So you want to be Rich and Famous. Seriously?

Let’s start with the hard part of this post; if your only motivation to become rich and famous is to be able to do whatever you want and never have to be stressed again, you’ll have to adjust. Rich and famous people are generally more stressed than the average person.

What you’re dealing with every day mentally, physically, and emotionally is minor compared to the Selena Lopez and Bill Gates of this world have to endure on a daily base. Those people can do whatever they want and they will still be filthy rich and world famous. But their reputation is everything in this world. They are their name, and their name stands for what they’ve done and who they are.

Those with a large amount of money and power usually have some sort of business or network they run. One little mistake could cause a 50% decrease in sales, engagement, and some of the top employees to stop caring or even quit. When you’re working for someone else your income is solid and most often unchanged depending on the sales and performance of the company. As the company owner, your income per month is constantly up and down because of how well your company is doing, and different expenses. Plenty of business owners are in business for many years before seeing a bit of profit; ask Elon Musk.

The stress and anxiety they are experiencing is 10 times of what what you are experiencing. Luckily they are the people who are able to handle it. Next time you find yourself saying “I want to run a business” or “I want to be world famous”. Remember the question really should be “Do I have what it takes to handle the weight these people have on them?”.

These people were built to handle large amounts of stress. It fuels their fire and allows them to keep going. People with a lot of money to their name really find large amounts of stress when they don’t have enough work to do. That’s the nature of becoming one of these people. You stress when you have too much to do, but they stress when they have too little to do.

If you value your privacy, becoming famous and even rich may not be for you. Really famous people can not go to their favorite pub or grocery store without a paparazzi forming outside. It can be extremely debilitating and detrimental to one’s life. There’s also stalkers and people monitoring your every move. Your kids and family could be in danger.

Fame can really make or break you. Obviously, with enough money to afford any amount of cocaine, weed, heroin, there is almost nothing keeping you from becoming an addict. Some celebrities feel that drugs are their only option to numb their pain. The temptation is insane.

Of course, there are also incredible benefits to having a lot of money, power, and fame. This post ‘s aim is to make it easier to understand why fame & fortune is not easy to manage. Most people can’t handle it. The celebrities, businessman, and entertainers who appear to have it all are not exempt from everyday issues and problems that we to experience. There are many difficulties that fame & fortune can bring. There are some people with fame & fortune that wish they didn’t have it anymore.

4 Comments

  1. I am reminded of Greed, or avarice, is an inordinate or insatiable longing for material gain, be it food, money, status, or power. As a secular psychological concept, greed is an inordinate desire to acquire or possess more than one needs….I imagine a different world ☺️✌️ have a wonderful day Urban

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    1. Greed can be compared with a psychological disorder that turns people into compulsive hoarders. I feel pity with them, since most of them are utterly unhappy. Thank you for your contribution Hedy. Enjoy the rest of the year.

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  2. Such a great post! I really think that being rich and famous is toted too much as the be all and end all these days- when like you said, it brings way too much stress and completely interferes with having a private life. And I think there is a reason why so many pop stars/musicians all make songs about how maybe it would be better if they just gave it all up. I think there’s a point when fame and fortune stops being fun and starts to actually cause more problems than it solves.

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  3. I can’t help sometimes to feel pity for those who ridicule themselves in those reality shows in order to have their five minutes of fame. Or lose money in the fast and effortless getting rich schemes. For an artist, getting rich and famous can become a brake upon their creative drive. With all the known consequences; addiction, mental disorders and suicide.

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