posted on Mar, 21 2017 @ 03:42 PM
I don't understand the obsession that so many people seem to have with notoriety, celebrity status, and wealth. I have real trouble fathoming why
someone would want their every activity and word constantly made public for others to attempt to derive significance from. Movie stars, in general,
are idiots. Yes, there are some notable exceptions, but for the most part their opinions are no more than the rehashed drivel spouted by their
friends. Yet people seem to give these fountains of uninformed groupthink such serious merit simply because they come from someone they recognize.
Hollywood Intelligentsia is an oxymoron.
Also, gathering great wealth certainly has benefits, but those whom control the real power behind such wealth are generally not the flashy idiots who
can be seen spending huge sums of money for no more reason than to show that they have it. (Rich Kids of Instagram, for example). The truly monied
families of this world, while having recognizable names, are not notorious for acting like morons with their fortunes. Yes, they certainly live
extremely comfortable lifestyles, but they generally do so without overtly rubbing others' faces in it.
Me? I don't particularly care to have either. I don't want to be famous. Sure, as a kid I wanted to be a movie star for a while. What kid doesn't
at some point? But no longer. At all. Nor do I still long for immeasurable wealth or control over others. Why would anyone want that?
Yes, I want ENOUGH money to live comfortably. I would like to retire at some point and spend my last year's relaxing and enjoying my family. I don't
want to have to die at the grindstone to keep my loved ones fed. But I absolutely would not want to be rich as the term is normally understood. It is
far more of a burden than a blessing.
Some might say that I could put the excess to good use with charitable works. Yeah, I could, but I could also just work for a charity. I don't need
riches to do good things. And it's far less of a headache that way, anyhow.
Ok, sorry for the rant. Just something that's been stuck in my proverbial teeth for a while. Have a great one, ATS.