Celebrities And Fame

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A contributing writer to The Nation, Lakshmi Chaudhry argues in her article “Mirror, Mirror On the Web” about the obsession shared by many with being famous and the desperate desire of being regarded, significant and seen. Moreover, Lenn Goodman a professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University wrote “Supernovas: The Dialectic Of Celebrity In Society” Goodman discusses how being a celebrity is easily achieved by accessing the social media. The term fame completely differs years ago and now. Comparing fame years ago than today, fame lost its definition and sense. In addition, “Media Burn: What’s in a Name?” by Tom Weinberg, an adjunct professor at Columbia College, In his article, Weinberg discusses the celebrities fake their personality in…show more content…
Celebrities share their personal stories through social media so that they can steal the attention from other celebrities or from anything important happened in the media (Goodman, 512). They want the attention to be concentrated on them and their personal life (Goodman, 513). Thus, the notion that they are the most important person in the world creates egotism. Moreover, celebrities are capturing pictures and posting them in social networks for the sake of attention (Goodman, 512). For instance, awareness campaign or even visiting a new restaurant, the celebrity posts it on the social media networks he or she are simply saying “look where I am”. Celebrities take selfies among themselves to get their fans talk about them and so that they become the center of attention. Even the meetings between celebrities are used to leverage for their own advantage. Thus, individualism rises from egocentrism (Goodman,…show more content…
The more easy ways people can access the social networks, the more people who will express themselves. Moreover, the increase desire of fame created individualism. People in the social media only cares about themselves and how they look in their profile page because that' what they think is important. Additionally, even the celebrities who already reached fame want to occupy the attention and care by other people. Finally, the culture also influences individuals in creating a narcissistic generation. Parents mold the thought in their children’s mind that they are special and important, therefore, self-admiration will affect the kids negatively as they grow and think about no one except themselves. Narcissism creates even more individualism therefore we have to stop thinking about ourselves and think about other important things that are happening in the works. Chaudhry, Weinberg and Goodman used logical appeals in there articles where they provided surveys, statistics and studies. A quote that was said by Dr. Jean Twenge that should awake our generation from the narcissism epidemic “the key to solving some of this is reminding kids, and adults for that matter, just how much we have in common as human
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