The hero was distinguished by his achievement; the celebrity by his image or trademark. The hero created himself; the celebrity is created by the media. The hero was a big man; the celebrity is a big name. ~ Daniel J. Boorstin
I chose this quote, because celebrities are my job. I write about them eight hours a day, five days a week, four weeks a month.
Most of the time, whatever they do is as insignificant as possible, but because it’s them who do it, it matters to some people.
Why do we admire celebrities so much? Why do some people care so much about what all these “stars” are up to? Wouldn’t it be much more important to live our lives and care more about the ones we love? Our families?
I came across another quote I wanted to share with you, but for a totally different reason.
I always read the last page of a book first so that if I die before I finish I’ll know how it turned out. ~ Nora Ephron
When I first read that quote, I laughed, but then it also made me think. If we’d die in the middle of reading a book (or watching a movie for that matter), would we really be bothered about not knowing it’s outcome? Wouldn’t we have to deal with… let’s say… bigger problems? Or would we maybe even find a way to finish off the book after we have left this world?
I don’t think anyone will have an answer to that, but it keeps me wondering anyway.
What do you think?