Stop idolizing people and live your own life!

@chrisie (207)
United States
January 8, 2007 4:14pm CST
I am really sick and tired of hearing people talk about celebrities and how they have placed them on this... this pedestal! What makes people think that a celebrity is the best role model for them, or for anyone else? Why can't people have role models and people that they ooooh and aaaahhh over that are less self absorbed, and more focused on reality and the real world? I think its horribly disgusting to see little girls trasping around dressed like Britney Spears and all of these other little hoochies.. why can't they idolize Mother Theresa or someone that has done good works and hasn't just paraded their money and FACE up and down the block. Sorry. I just really wish that people would open their eyes and live their own lives according to THEIR OWN personal strengths and intelligence.. and not try to hone in on the lives of lame-brained celebrity fools. ( I realize not ALL celebrities are worthless, so before someone goes off and whines about that.. I'm talking more specifically about the Paris Hiltons, Lindsey Lohan, Britney Spears, and Tara Reid type girls.I mean come on, really?)
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@shogun49 (437)
• United States
8 Jan 07
I agree with you totally, also I feel the fashion industry have made our girls into models by the kind of clothes they sell for young kids these days, My girls are 8 and 12. So i really see what the stores are selling for clothes these days.
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@jossml (464)
• Puerto Rico
9 Jan 07
Good comment, I agree with you 100%. In the near future there will be no clothes, there are smaller pieces of fabrics everyday, it can not be called clothes any more is like wearing nothing. That is what girls are learning, fashion, models, and celebrity lives.
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• Indonesia
10 Jan 07
I agree with my sister (Shireishou) idolazing people not always mean bad We start to idolizing Indoensian dubber at 1998. And from that time, we try hard to find out "what is dubber", "how to become great dubber". And now... both of us choosen as secretary at Persusi (Indoensian dubbing organization) and we make simple web about it. So.. idolizing poeple not always bad. It depends how we control ourself. We have our own life. We idolizing them because their talent. Not their real life
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• Indonesia
10 Jan 07
ah.. U post exactly after me. wehehehehe Yes.... if we don't idolizes them, we will not able to win dubbing competition, get a jobs, and able to see dubbing system without need sending formal proposal. wehehhe
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@mgr1987 (689)
• India
8 Jan 07
not everybody does it.only teenagers and people in the age group of 20-30 do it.it has been created as a modern way of life,making you believe that if wear a costume that a celebrity wears,you too become a celebrity.this won't last much time.people will realise the fake ones very soon.
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• Indonesia
9 Jan 07
I agree with you my friend, I don't know why people/teenager usually always done that kind of thing to copy all of the celebrities do.... I think all had to be realize that this world is not for celebrities only, we are too celebrities, try to bring your handycam or camera and try to make your own movie , if other people love it you are become the star right? so is the same as celebrities live in the village never get camera , so who are they ??
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@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
8 Jan 07
I agree with you. If I had a teenage daughter, I would have a real problem with her looking up to and idolizing Britney Spears. Most of these people who are placed on pedestals have mediocre or no talent at all; they just happen to have made it to "stardom". If I had a young daughter, I would want her to know that none of these people are better, smarter, more talented, or prettier than she was. I wish that teenagers would concentrate more on their own potential and on what they could achieve rather than becoming entrenched with someone else's "success".
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• United States
9 Jan 07
OMG a buffalo sabres fan, my husband is from buffalo. Sorry not to comment on your question. Just cool to see that. We are still debating or getting used to new look for Sabres. As for question, celebs live just like us, but they are "announced" (magazines, tv, commercials) I tell my kids i love who they are and be your own. A leader and not a follower. But for some kids, it is hard to do. They want to be skinny and party like those girls. what can we do? just stay on top of our kids and influence them the correct way.
• Indonesia
10 Jan 07
I have idol. I have so many idol. Singer :BSB and Alv band Actor : Adam Cheng, Mark dacascos, Lucky Alamsyah, Alan Richman Fiction Character : Hokuto, Shin, snape I proud to be their fans. BUt I'm not blind when I love them. I adore and love their talent. But I have my own life. I will not follow their habit, their dressed style. I only love their when their in stage. NOt more not less. I will very happy if I meet them. BUt I will not scream out loud and jump into the, or try to steal their things. I will support them with all my heart. That the meaning of idol for me.
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@amish2222 (235)
• United States
9 Jan 07
There are multiple aspects to this topic that you have touched. Of course, one should always realize their inner strength and try to capitalize on it. However, what these celebrities especially like Britney Spears really glorify is 'hope'. These girls-next-door who have risen to the levels that they are today really builds the 'hope' that young generation is living on. Unfortunately, Mother Teresa (she does not have an 'h'), never got kind of media coverage that she could be hope for some budding kids.
• United States
9 Jan 07
I admit I like celebrity gossip but not and never live by how their run their lives, or how they dress. Good discussion idea, and very true. Paris Hilton, Lindsey Lohan, etc if they toned their makeup down, make mistakes but learn from them, speak and act their ages and not like high school kids, and dress appropriately enough that is a good role model for teens would make me respect them as people but as celebrities they are wash ups to me.
@shywolf (4520)
• United States
9 Jan 07
You're right. And most celebrities are really awful role models, as well! They are certainly not living lives that we should be attempting to emulate. It really would be nice if people would wake up and realize that fame is not the be all and end all! I think that more than anything, it is the fame that we are idolizing... the idea of it. Most of us, deep down, have such a desire to be famous.. I am not sure that I do, though. It seems like a very lonely and difficult life, in a sense.
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9 Jan 07
I like certain celbrity styles but I certainly don't idolise any of them. As you say they haven't necessarily done anythign worthwhile in thier lives. Society has taken this too far as every magazine and paper has at least on of the celbreties in you have mentioned every day. Its fame for fame's sake. You are famus for being famous. I think its alright to have a healthy appreciation of their clothes or hair but not to make them as influential and famous as they are.
@chrisie (207)
• United States
9 Jan 07
Thank you. I see nothing wrong with LIKING something about a celebrity, but taking on a lifestyle that emulates their own.. is just weird. I agree with you, thank you, thank you, thank you for understanding what I was attempting to address!
• Canada
9 Jan 07
I like those people I dont think there is anything wrong with admiring them and wanting to look like them.
@chrisie (207)
• United States
9 Jan 07
Go eat a hamburger.
@Eisenherz (2910)
• Portugal
24 Jan 07
I couldn't agree more with you, this is a thing that makes me really sad when it comes to the society of nowadays. I think the main people at fault behind this are the media. Maybe the parents too. Education is becoming overlooked, parents don't have the time, teachers are stressed, so the kids stick to what their friends tell them and what the media feeds up their heads. I think it's really up to the parents to save their kids, but most simply don't care, they think it's healthy this sort of behaviour . I personally will keep my kids away from this sort of things when I do have my own.
• Philippines
24 Jan 07
We don't have to idolize those celebrities and hot personalities, politicians and other popular names in the media. Instead we need to focus to something much better in order to make life meaningful.
• Indonesia
24 Jan 07
yeah I absolutely agree about you....
@steveblue (129)
• Indonesia
14 Jan 07
yeah, of course. because the people have themselves live that different with the other person.
@dejiflow (128)
• Nigeria
9 Jan 07
Most of these celebrities are shallow, self-centered and morally bankrupt. Unfortunately most teenagers live empty lives, so they grasp at straws to worship them, just to fill the vacuum and relieve the boredom. Those who have made God the focus of their lives will not follow vain pursuits nor idolize celebrities.
@gary87 (129)
• India
9 Jan 07
how can you move the train of your life in the right track and right direction without idolising the legends in the fields you want to make your . these serve as the inspirations to amke you strise forward and to help you reach the stars. an idol is necessary so that you can follow his or her footsteps to reach the ultimate goal
@shellyrios (1215)
• United States
9 Jan 07
I agree, I don't think they really bother much with the public anyway, because they are consumed with their own life, with their own rich celebrity friends, and I also agree that Britney Spears DOES NOT set a good example, thank god I have boys, but really. We spend too much time thinking about what it would be like, or wanting to be like them, or hoping to meet them, but in the end if it's something someone wants then go after that life yourself! I mean pursue a famous lifestyle, meet other famous people, but it is a whole different world which is glorified way too much.
@natuser28 (907)
• United States
9 Jan 07
I agree as well, celebrities are people too. We need to stop putting them on a podestal and treat them like everyone else. They also need to keep their political views to themselves as well.
• India
9 Jan 07
I totally agree with you. Most of the younger generation has idolized some or the other celebrity, though they may not know much about him/her and about her work. It is just their name and fame that attracts young children to them. People should change their thinking and of others around them. Life is not about idolizing someone and then getting so absorbed into that person, that you lose your own identity somewhere. Kurt Cobain righly said, "Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are"!!
@mpc2000 (65)
• United States
9 Jan 07
I'll take it that some people just have nothing better to do