The Victims of Fame

Written by Advice Diva

We all haverepparttar capacity to fall forrepparttar 132275 allures of fame and fortune. Elevated fromrepparttar 132276 innocent hopes ofrepparttar 132277 “American Dream” standsrepparttar 132278 illusion of immortality which accompaniesrepparttar 132279 lofty aspirations for money, power and fame. Unfortunately, fame can play a devastating role in relationships. At first,repparttar 132280 American sucker feelsrepparttar 132281 beginning euphoric effects stemming from a little bit of notoriety or large cash profits. It acts like a drug seeping deep intorepparttar 132282 veins and coveringrepparttar 132283 heart and brain. After that, he only wants more. Once he, or she for that matter, has tastedrepparttar 132284 splendors of fame, he will stop at nothing to get more and to be on top. Nothing will get in his way and he is willing to sacrifice anything or anyone. The desire for recognition is so powerful that it can drive some people into depression, drugs and even insane asylums. This kind of behavior is perfectly exhibited in Hollywood as well as in mainstream corporate America andrepparttar 132285 political forum.

There are always numerous victims on any one person’s jaunt to fame. The two most important arerepparttar 132286 ones they love and themselves. They, themselves, become victim to their own lust because they happen to forget who they really are and what they really want in life. They are blinded byrepparttar 132287 riches they can have immediately and their priorities change. Infamy has shown its toll on many superstars such as Madonna. Years after she publishedrepparttar 132288 dirtiest coffee table book in America she was found distancing herself fromrepparttar 132289 book and desiring children. So fervent was her desire to have children and a normal relationship, values which have escaped her inrepparttar 132290 past, that she actually did end up with children and managed to write a children’s book. Even with her passion for infamy there was still a side of her that sought after that conventional life with good old-fashioned values. Her return to normalcy was short-lived after her romantic kiss with Britney Spears shockedrepparttar 132291 world. Again, Madonna was clamoring forrepparttar 132292 attention fromrepparttar 132293 spotlight.

The people they love arerepparttar 132294 next victims onrepparttar 132295 list. When people have money, power and fame they can buy just about anything. They can buy people, women and sex. We have seen many instances whenrepparttar 132296 suddenly famous man leaves his wife of twenty years to have an elite affair with a six foot tall blond from Sweden. That story has been told sincerepparttar 132297 birth of Hollywood. The fact thatrepparttar 132298 powerful always seem to fall intorepparttar 132299 arms of steamy extramarital affairs is because power makesrepparttar 132300 impressionable person feel as if he can do whatever he wants. Moreover, his old values of family and home have become superceded byrepparttar 132301 overwhelming desire to achieve. Because power and success is always measured by comparison to another, it is never fully achieved and therefore a vicious cycle is created.

The Emmaus Journal ~ "What Is Wrong With Being Common?"

Written by C.L. Mareydt

You have permission to publish this article electronically or in print, free of charge as long asrepparttar by-lines and resource box are included. A courtesy copy ofrepparttar 132273 publication would be appreciated sent to email address listed afterrepparttar 132274 article. Thank You. __________________________________________________________ Article Excerpt from The Emmaus Journal © C.L. Mareydt d23 __________________________________________________________

The Emmaus Journal ~ "What Is Wrong With Being Common?"

This questioning title has tenaciously lingered in my mind forrepparttar 132275 past few months. Precociously tethered within a shallow stigma and pushed torepparttar 132276 cliff of distasteful obsolescence; it seemingly mustered one final effort within my mind to be heard. It's voice almost now a muted whisper bends my mind into a straining listening poise. I begin to sense a long lived pain and deepening sorrow for a passing away of what once use to be. Introspectively my heart receives a string of words that seem more like a benediction, causing a response of unknown sadness.

Oh so common, left have you your days, 'twas that which seemed so common now has passed away. Left behind so strangely alone, no one to notice, no one to mourn.

In today's Reality our lives seem to be harbored in a momentous effort to be everything but common. Consider and ponder with me a moment. Common is not what one avidly seeks nor is taught as being generally accepted. Common is widely looked upon as a social disorder in banality. So many cliché's have been assimilated that we carry a pre-disposition against that which may even appear as common. Being associated with any form of commonness is to be ostracized in a world that is now held in a blazing stream of mass materialism and a propagation of success at all cost. Common is usually a kin torepparttar 132277 poor andrepparttar 132278 ignorant. Common sets a indelible mark upon a human being like a tattoo of distain. After all, we must strive to raise aboverepparttar 132279 common. We must free ourselves fromrepparttar 132280 benign background ofrepparttar 132281 common. We must scale an upward ladder out of our common linage to leave our mark upon this world. We must not succumb torepparttar 132282 common, nor allow it to entrench us in its ordinary paths. We must, we must ...

Oh so common, 'twere a Friend before your time, wistful acceptance yet wanly pushed aside. A paling glance now too faded away, falling on beyond such bounds till forever never stays.

Unfortunately, an out of touch hybrid Reality is trying to replace all forms of commonality. Producing in its stead an homogenized social class system hidden behind layered masks of separation, quite unlike any other. Promoted by a sense of intense dissatisfaction and an inner emptiness that cannot be filled; it has usurpedrepparttar 132283 motto that "More means best; and to berepparttar 132284 best, you have to have more". More of what you might ask? Simply, more thanrepparttar 132285 common! No longer is it adequate or savvy to be a 'Butcher, Baker, a Candle Stick Maker'. You must berepparttar 132286 only 'Butcher',repparttar 132287 only 'Baker',repparttar 132288 only 'Candle Stick Maker'. You must outwit, outsmart, out do, out shine, out class. You must, you must ...

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