Originally posted by Anti - Government
Now these guys are my favourite and the ones more worthy of idolizing because they actually have a talent
Wow, really? So you are telling me it takes no talent to be an amazing football player or an amazing actor? I dare you to act on a level of Brad Pitt
or Heath Ledger. They are idolized because they are gods at what they do.
The difference is that these are forms of entertainment. As such, most people take SOME interest in it, some more than others. Not everyone likes
science, so not every cares/idolizes Stephen Hawkings, but there are some people who do idolize their work.
The reason they idolize is because they want to be like them. They want to be the best actor, the best football player, the best musician, just like
these people they idolize ARE. For some, it gives them hope, and something to aspire to.
"If he can play football that well, maybe I can if I try hard enough." and you know what, maybe he can't. Maybe he plays baseball, like that guy
he idolized throughout his teen years, maybe he only gets a scholarship to college for baseball, and after his 4 years are up he gets a job that pays
more than enough to live a comfortable life as a result of that college education.
If he hadn't idolized that sports player, he never would have gotten that scholarship, and maybe he wouldn't have gone to college at all. Don't
tell me it doesn't happen because I've seen in happen twice personally.
If you really want to bash people idolizing somebody for no reason, bash Obama supporters. They idolize him and he hasn't even solved a single
problem yet. Idolizing somebody when all they have done is become president, not BE president, well, THAT is when I take issue. When he proves he was
a great president, then idolize him.
When you bash people for idolizing the best in their field, whether you have respect for the field or not, it just makes you look like a condescending