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The pervasiveness of fame
There are really two major reasons it is so difficult to avoid this feeling that we are somehow lacking something unless we have more followers, more fans, more likes, more awards, more money than the person sitting next to us. One is that, in the culture we live in, fame seems so close to our fingertips.We’re just one YouTube video away (so it seems) from being “discovered”, from our Big Break. This is the lie our culture has sold us, even though it has some truth to it (don’t all the best lies have some truth to them?) We have bought it, hook, line and sinker. And second, the rise of social media—along with all it’s benefits—has this way of luring us, in our humanness and our desire to be noticed and recognized and appreciated, into a space where we must perform not only for those who are in our immediate social circles, but also for the thousands of people who may or may not ever encounter us in real life. This is the currency of our world. We want to be famous. And yet it is a lot of weight for our fragile souls to bear.