of celebrities unhealthy for both parties
We need to stop looking up to celebrities
Last week there was a special on television about Jennifer
Lopez and her boyfriend, Ben Affleck. This relationship
was billed as the most talked about relationship in
Hollywood history, or something along those lines, and
this interview was supposed to enlighten the nation
on how the relationship was progressing.
a world of magazines and TV shows dedicated to the personal
lives of celebrities, I say Who cares? I
had never heard anything about the most talked about
relationship in the history of Hollywood until I was
told that I cared. I actually thought that J-Lo
was married to or going out with P. Diddy, or Puff Daddy
or Diddy Puff or whatever his name is. Apparently that
is over or never was, and she is now in love with someone
tell you the truth, I do not keep up with the private
lives of movies stars and I dont want to because
it has absolutely no bearing on my life and it has no
relevance to your life either. Unfortunately, not everyone
realizes this. Otherwise the magazines would not sell
and the television specials would not air.
what is so unfortunate about that? There is nothing
wrong with a person following the lives of his or her
favorite celebrity, is there? I think there is. I believe
it is not healthy for the celebrity or the citizenry
for Hollywood lives to be so watched and idolized. The
pressure of living your life under a spotlight cannot
possibly be good for a celebritys marriage and
could account, at least in part, for the amount of failed
marriages you see come out of that section of the population.
I believe that the idol worship that is prevalent in
American society is worse for the worshipper than the
worshipped. If we as a society continually put these
people on pedestals and make them out to be larger than
life, we start to think they are better than we are
when they are not. Prettier than us, perhaps. More talented
than us, possibly. But they are not better than us.
see, when we start to believe that those people are
better than we are, we naturally start thinking of ourselves
as less than we are. That is where the low self-esteem
starts and the constant awareness of how you look and
what people think about you. It is these kinds of things
that can ruin a person.
worship is not good for a person and it can end with
you not giving a rats pa-toot that Justin Timberlake
broke up with Britney Spears.
Suffron is a senior accounting major from League City.
He can be contacted at (firstname.lastname@example.org).