If you could choose,would you prefer to be famous or ordinary?

@vincyk (198)
China
November 1, 2009 4:42am CST
Famous people such as movie stars and pop song singers are usually very rich.Since a lot of people like them,especially the young who like to imitate them,they should have special responsibilities to socity.Being a famous people means you will have zero secret and little time to stay with your family and all of that maybe will hurt your family or friends while you can act as a celebrity and live in a luxury life.To be ordinary could have a lot of fun and can do many things we like to do and can have a plenty time to stay with our family and friends.So which one will you choose?
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37 responses
@colu41 (273)
• United States
1 Nov 09
I dont want to be famous......I want to be powerful...like Trump, or the Bilderbergs, or OPRAH! Famous no, rich and powerful yes.
@JohnJeff (722)
• Malaysia
1 Nov 09
If you rich and powerful automatically you become famous.Rich and famous.If you got the power what will you do to mylotters...he..he..he
@getbrowser (1715)
• China
1 Nov 09
Although there are lots of people who want to be a super star, I prefer to be an ordinary person. If I have to make a choice between famous and ordinary, a simple life is a bette rchoice for me. You see, being a star, you must lose the right of privacy and you have to learn to deal with all kinds of rumors. At the same time, they will often work under great pressure. When facing their fans, they can't show their real feelings and pretend to be very happy all the time. Perhaps being a star means a lot of money and rich life, but I really tend to choose a simple life.
• Mexico
1 Nov 09
Hi get browser: i'd else like to be a little bit famous i mean, to be famous in an specific area for example, to be a famous writer would be interesting. I could be admired but at the same time i won't be that famous that this would affect my privacy, that would be the perfect option for me. Have a nice day.
@rhan04 (309)
• Philippines
1 Nov 09
I prefer to be ordinary. I like living a simple life. Being famous can sometimes be a pain since too many people are getting in to you, even your personal. There's not much privacy. With an ordinary life, you won't have to worry on what most people think of you.
• Italy
1 Nov 09
One would says but then when the opportunity presents itself all prefere the reputation
16 Mar 12
I choose to be an ordinary. Having a private life matters most.
@yanzalong (16680)
• Indonesia
16 Feb 12
I'd say I want to be an ordinary man, but inside me tells me to be famous. If being famous can bring us true happiness and doesn't deeply interfere with my personal life, I would say why not. It's worth having, I think.
• Indonesia
15 Feb 12
I chose to become an ordinary person,who has a lot of time to stay with my family. But still try to do what is the best for society.
• Philippines
10 Feb 12
Hi vincyk! I must admit that at some point in time, I thought of the advantages of being famous. And yes, there were several times in the past that I have wished I was famous. Or I hope, that one day, I will be famous too just like the rest. But when I think about the downside of being famous, I probably would settle for something less than fame. I just want to live a simple, contented and happy life.
• India
21 Apr 10
Hello whether i am famous or ordinary that is decided by the public, there is no use beating ones own drum, i want to live a simple, ordinary , frugal but very peaceful life.. Thank you so much for this nice discussion, cheers God bless you. Prof
@akuler (3534)
• Malaysia
2 Apr 10
Hi vincky, Rich and famous are so synonym now-a-day. If you were rich then you also most probably famous and vice verse. This is the dream situation for most of us. Everybody want to be famous. That's why when ever the tv channel do an audition for any reality show, there will be a long queue for that. They want to be famous and at the same time to be rich. But being famous always come with the consequences. All attention will go to you. Everything you do would go under microscope. You do something good or ordinary things, you will get a mid page magazine or newspaper coverage. But if you do something bad then you face will cover half of the newspaper or magazine front page. Or the worst others can make money from it by placing your bad character on the net There is no secret from your side. Being ordinary people would need you to work hard for your life. There is nothing special waiting for you outside there. You just have to queue like anybody else to board a train or auroplane, nobody care to speak to you when they meet you at the party or at the market. You do things alone. But, you can do almost anything without have to care that your act might cause your face to be in the front page of newspapers or you definitely would not get a chance to be in magazine. The freedom is your to take. You can do what you want to do. There is no need to waste your money to employ a bodyguard to follow you wherever you are. If I had to choose between this two scenario, I prefer to do whatever I like to do. I like my freedom even though I can not get most of the thing that I want to. The most important thing for me is security. Nothing to be afraid off.
@ifa225 (11093)
• Indonesia
2 Apr 10
Just an ordinary, with freedom wealth and health, sounds more interesting than famous but have no freedom
• Malaysia
7 Nov 09
For me, it is the ordinary life. Famous people attract unnecessary attention. The paparazzi will be after you and you will be watched all the time. I want privacy. Let me retire peacefully to a farm and live the rest of my life in blissful solitude. Let me write poems to let my heart soar.
@harmonee (1236)
• United States
3 Nov 09
Ordinary! No question about it. I don't think I would make a very good famous person. It would drive me crazy to have people always trying to involve themselves in my affairs. You could never go grocery shopping in your sweat pants because your picture would end up in the tabloids. Famous people may be able to spend more time with their family, but it seems their relationships are just as volatile if not more so than the regular blue collar worker.
@indybaty (373)
• Panama
3 Nov 09
Well vincyk, to be famous because of what you do that can be anything really, not just acting or singing, its a good thing because of the notoriety that you get, however, its a curse, because your life is on the spotlight as well, but I feel that the media at times overexposes and scrutinize celebrities because some people like papparazzis and magazines and others made a job, carreer and living out of picking on celebrities. When you become famous, I think people have to be aware that once you become famous you have to deal with the fame in a professional and graceful manner. After all, you are in the public eye and being yourself wont cut it. Example: What happened to Susan Boyle from BritainĀ“s got talent. She became world famous for having a beautiful voice but without the apperiance of a Britney or a Cristina, this was a 40 something year old woman who never got a break just because of her looks. When she did get her break however, she was known worldwide, and she had a serious breakdown because of how much the audience, (being the world) was demanding of her. She got second place and a street dancing group were the ones who won. I think that once she was out of the spotlight they can easily put a musical deal for her, but because she couldnt handle the fame very much, they might not.. so, it all depends. I would be notorious but not famous. Thats just too much to handle for one person. Living in luxury is an overrated thing now a days. Aside from the financial paradise, I wouldnt like it much, but if I were to get famous, I guess I would use my fame to help other people.
@aerous (13461)
• Philippines
3 Nov 09
If possible I like to a famous but live in ordinary life. I don't like to be a famous and live luxury life. This is not proper for a person have famous life then spend his/her time in luxury where there are people out there suffer from hunger and vagabond...I don't think I can take that life if I'm a famous and witness those destitution in life..This is my opinion. Have a great day!
@ckyera (17342)
• Philippines
3 Nov 09
hello vincy! i choose to be ordinary! i want my privacy and i want to live my life the way i want it to be... a life that spend with my family & friends...a life that will allow me to have freedom in whatever i want to do without thinking of what other people will say...
@haiershen (1082)
• China
3 Nov 09
if i have chance,i prefer to be a famous people before thirty years old,only a year is enough,a young man always would like to be famous, but if you are real a famous person, you may lose your freedom,though the life is better than ordinary, but the soul is not happy.so i think a year is enough,then i would like to have an ordinary life,a hubby and a pair of children,that's perfet.good luck and have a nice day!
@offlimits (599)
• Philippines
2 Nov 09
Having a lot of money and being famous sure sound like a dream come true, but I still want to live an ordinary, normal life. Living a peaceful life with my loved ones is all I ever wanted, just as long as there is enough food to eat and necessities are provided, everything would be just fine. I wouldn't want to live life that isn't meaningful, because I fully know that life is short so I wouldn't want to waste my time in nonsense things. It will surely give me pleasure and all the riches in the world, but those things are just temporary. Well, that's only in my opinion. Haha. Take care! :)
@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
2 Nov 09
I much prefer to be ordinary. While it would be okay to have tons of money, it isn't worth the people who want in your life, the people spying on you, the people who aren't right in the head stalking or shooting at you. Give me my quiet country life where I can walk outside my door and see all kinds of wild life. I can walk about 400 feet and go cat fishing...in the summer I can go down to the lake and take a swim to cool off. What does being famous give you? Other than the money and the "friends" who you wonder if they are true friends or are they hangers on? You can't go anywhere without being recognized and people are in your face wanting autographs or something else. Sorry, it has no appeal to me. Give me bear foot in the country every time.
@derek_a (10897)
2 Nov 09
I would not want to be famous at all. I like the idea of a rich life-style but if fame was involved in that, I would prefer to stay as I am. There are too many problems for famous people, every decision they make is judged by the people who know them and if they make a mistake, they are not easily forgiven for it but often ridiculed and chastised for it in the media. - Derek
• Malaysia
2 Nov 09
I would rather choose to have an ordinary life than be a famous people... When one is famous, responsibility tie your movement...everything you do not only affect yourself...but others as well. I prefer freedom...I won't mind living in silent and peace for the rest of my life.