What is the price of fame?

@indexer (1194)
Leicester, England
October 5, 2015 2:52am CST
Many people seek to be famous but never give thought to what that means in reality. Suppose, for example, that your fairy godmother promised you fame and fortune but also told you that you would have to give up all your current friends who would not be allowed ever to make contact with you again. Would you take up the offer? Suppose that the lady with the magic wand then said that you would lose the ability to make any meaningful relationships with anyone ever again - nothing but fleeting romances and one-night stands - but the adoration of millions would continue for the rest of your life. Again, are you tempted? These might sound like hypothetical situations, but I reckon we can all think of celebrities who seem to have made these choices.
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@topffer (33230)
• France
5 Oct 15
There is an adage telling "to have a happy life, we have to hide our life". Fame is not an option for me, and I would decline the offers of this fairy.
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@indexer (1194)
• Leicester, England
5 Oct 15
Somebody once asked why it was that people who have succeeded in becoming known to millions then go around in dark glasses to avoid being recognised!
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@wiLLmaH (8226)
• Singapore, Singapore
5 Oct 15
If that will be a choice between those, I rather stay as simple as I am now.
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• Austin, Texas
7 Oct 15
I don't think being famous has anything to do with who you really are. Some people don't lose sight of themselves. That's why they can be famous and still live a contented life and be happy with their relationships. Their values and priorities are not misplaced. Then there are others who start fancying themselves “greater” than who they are and can never be satisfied because they become so obnoxious and self-centered that the only reason people are around them is because they are rich and famous. If they have a true friend, they probably disregard them. If you find fame and fortune, be thankful, gracious, generous, humble and remember that you are still the same as ever other human being.
• United States
5 Oct 15
It is not something I would crave..fame is or has not ever been in my desires.
@Rollo1 (16651)
• Boston, Massachusetts
5 Oct 15
I would never want fame. I would like fortune, however. I would definitely take fortune and the life of a recluse. I could give up my friends, I don't think I have any friends, anyway. Some celebrities manage to live fairly normal lives, and that's a decision they make right at the beginning. If they don't let the glitter blind them, if they want to live quietly, they manage it. It's not easy when the paparazzi is always looking for a photo that sells, but some stay out of the light of the flash bulbs better than others.
• Quezon City, Philippines
5 Oct 15
The true meaning of being famous means many people loves you for who you are and not for what you have.