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Fame is Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be

Fame is Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be

I thought I knew what I was going to write about today, then I read an article about a young man who claimed that he had £20,000 worth of surgery whilst on benefits to look like his hero David Beckham. Now you can have all the opinions you want about someone becoming famous for looking like someone who is famous, but that is not the reason I bring this up. The young man admitted to having mental health issues and being bullied on social media due to his claims. Also, he has since said that the claims were a lie and he made them in order to become famous.

It is not uncommon for people suffering with anxiety and depression to believe that if they became a different person or have different circumstances that the issues would go away. This sadly is not the case, indeed, if one suffers with anxiety and depression, the very last thing you would want is to be famous. The glare of attention often feeds these conditions rather than helping them. Fame is something which seems easier and easier to achieve recently, however it is not the best thing for many people to aspire to. It is a far better thing to live your life and to do your best, if fame is to come let it come naturally.

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