Fame or anonymity?

This week Fandango asks;

If you could, would you want to be famous if it meant sacrificing your personal life and privacy? Why or why not?


I think most sane people would answer no to this offer.

Why not?

First the pros;

Being famous means that everyone knows your name, well almost!

They may treat you like a celebrity and make concessions for you.

It will give your ego a boost to be recognized by people and them wanting to take selfies with you.

You’ll be invited to parties, galas, first-night events, etc

And perhaps with fame, you’ll also get money, as in rich and famous.

The cons;

Everyone will know who you are and your every movement, action and word will be judged by them.

Privacy will be a long-forgotten dream.

The number of people who like/loves you may be less than those who hate/dislike you.

You’ll be so busy that you wouldn’t have time for yourself, your family, or your friends. Fame means being everywhere, at the same time.

And when the fame starts to fade with time or changing circumstances, you will feel down and dejected.

Do who will choose fame over a fulfilling life where you can be yourself.


In response to FPQ # 192, hosted by Fandango



43 thoughts on “Fame or anonymity?

          1. A good work for the human being as well as for the
            for the world are automatically giving
            Popularity to the people. It cant be buy but earn. A birds saver works in coservation of words as well as
            our climate too. That is a good work. People
            giving him thanks for his contribution in the field of climate conservation. Hence he or she popularise.
            Here is privacy is not effected at all. All people should do
            any good work. Writing and writig a literature is very good thing. You can transformed your experience in life into a good story.
            People will like it writer will popularize automatically. Please
            all of you you do for us now.

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  1. I’d love to have the money to fulfill all my dreams and desires but would never want the fame that would destroy my peace forever, but at the same time i also don’t want anonymity cause i want people to know me, of course not everyone but still a group of to know me and appreciate my work and just be there for me!!

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  2. As I stated before some people understand how fame and privacy can be made to work, and that is mutual respect. Keane Reeves is a good example of how it can work, but then his ego seems to be under control. I think people have a tendency to believe their own media and the ego makes it all go wrong

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  3. I guess it would depend on how my fame came to be. I really, really want to live my simple life, and the idea of being in the spotlight all the time makes me want to hide….but if the notoriety came from saving lives (stopping a terrorist act, finding a cure for cancer, etc) I’d find a way to deal with it. Great question, Sadje!💞

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