Persuasive Essay: Fame Is An Obstacle In Life

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Fame is very much considered an obstacle in life; yet it is one of the most desired aspirations of today’s youth. Gone are the days of children wanting to be teachers, astronauts and policeman, nowadays the top three choices when children were asked what they wanted to be when they grew up were a sports star, pop star and actor with the percentages being 12% and the latter both 11% respectively in a study conducted by the Daily Mail in 2009. So many search for fame their whole lives with the mass being disappointed. Fame goes and in hand with another desirable factor; fortune. The huge amount of pressure from the media, fans and managers to continue with their success and also the critics; that must feel extremely hurtful to hear so much criticism about yourself. Loosing your private life and having to adjust to being so public, you lose the ability to be yourself; something I believe Craig Ellwood felt. Fame feeds your ego. Our ego tells us that…show more content…
After the Paris robbery she often questioned whether living her life so publicly are worth the all nerves and anxiety that comes with it. The constant worrying of worst case scenario violent altercations that could potentially arise from public appearances greatly scared Kim and it took a while for her to overcome her fears; after all being held at gunpoint is a serious thing and something that I, myself would feel socially awkward and anxious for a while after. This is also observed in the lives of stars that have unfortunately lost their lives to suicide; Heath Ledger, Brittany Murphy and the iconic Marilyn Monroe. The numerous breakdowns that stars have from constantly being in the limelight; Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, David Hasselhoff and Charlie Sheen to name but a

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