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I'm not rich or famous (yet) but like you, I've read a lot of books and listened to a lot of interviews, watched a lot of videos, and it seems pretty clear that while there is a lot of upside to being a famous personality / figure, there's a TON of downside that comes with it as well.
Going from a "nobody" to being known all over the country / world and having anything you want might sound like fun, but I'm sure the novelty of it dies down pretty quick and starts to be a pain in the ass.
Look no further than Michael Jackson for a great example (one on the highest level). The dude wanted so badly to experience what it was like to be a 'regular person' that he rented out a grocery store and hired a bunch of people to basically be actors so that he could push a shopping cart up and down the aisles and do what normal people are able to do.
When you look at someone you're seeing them from the outside... They might be wearing the best clothes, driving the most expensive cars, live in the nicest house in the best zip code, and have fans go crazy and are in love with them, but you can't know what that persons life is like behind closed doors, and from their perspective. On paper it may look like they have everything a person could ask for, but they might be completely miserable, empty, and sad. Imagine all the people around you treat you like a king or queen, but you have no way of knowing if they give a damn about you the PERSON or if they're just their for the money or to be in the limelight with you. As far as the drugs, imagine your "friends" know you have a problem but because you're famous and they want to stay on your good side, they keep supplying you with the drugs that are killing you rather than trying to get you help?
Really, Michael Jackson is a great example of this type of situation, too.
Wanting to be famous for the right reasons isn't a bad thing though... If you have a gift for music and you want the whole world to hear it, don't give up on your dream because of the potential downsides of fame. If anything, now's the time to go for it, because you can learn from the mistakes of others and be better prepared to avoid the traps that can lead to such unhappy, empty inner feelings. Study the mistakes that other people have made and keep your feet planted in reality, you can be famous and not go off the deep end.1