Perhaps it is part of human nature to idolise something or someone. In the past it was God's from many religions and now a shift is occurring from theism or atheism. This shift can perhaps explain why people idolise celebs the way they do.I think one negative of Hollywood is the perception of perfect people with perfect lives. It makes regular people strive to be famous because it is frowned upon for celebrities to express that they do in fact, experience stress, depression, grief and pain like the rest of us.
Yes I've heard that perspective. And it might be correct. I'm not a big believer in idolizing in general though. And I'm atheist and don't personally feel any need to think in that way.If anything, I wish people would revere great minds more. Or even kindness, appreciating the small things people do, small triumphs. But then there's the fact that often what appear to be the 'greatest minds' are not necessarily well-rounded people. They're often eccentric, to put it nicely, and have many other traits we shouldn't model after.Anyway, back to your concept of celebrity - kids really need to be taught, or at least a heavy pushback against this kind of thinking. It's a road to nowhere. The most famous people don't even like their fame. They lose all sense of privacy, and the ability to enjoy simple pleasures that were once undervalued, but they now see them as special.
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