In today’s world, being professionally successful, loved, and financially secure should be an excellent basis for happiness. But as many people know, and from their own experience, you can have all these things and remain pretty miserable. But why are today’s celebrities so unhappy?
Look into the eyes
If you take a hard look at the eyes of some of the most famous people out there, you won’t see happiness, you will see aching. They appear under pressure and strained, unable to hold their emotions together. Basically, they’re trying to grasp something they’re not aware of and it’s kind of a mind blowing revelation. Most celebrities wonder, “How come I am so famous yet so unhappy?”
Fame in its own right rarely brings happiness. Amassing material things and having endless deep pockets does not bring joy. Neither is being known or signing countless autographs to free you.
The primary reason happiness eludes famous people is that fame becomes a burden to them. When you rise out of obscurity and get into the limelight, you must work hard to remain at the top. Many people experience fear of getting rejected after getting glorified. And many wonder how they’re going to manage that.
The lack of security, lack of privacy and the everyday ups and down must be guarded jealously. The bigger the celeb, the less privacy. Everything about them is splashed on the internet, newspaper columns and TV gossip chat shows. And because the juicier details mean more ratings for media companies, the more cash they’re willing to pay for the most shocking revelations about celebs.
Private cry sessions
Many lies are told about famous people to sell content. You can go from nobody to a hero and back again in 60 seconds if you do the slightest thing the wrong way. Like getting out of the car and displaying your crotch or walking inside a crowded hall without a bra. Many do hold private cry sessions when outed, and few will be bold enough to venture far without private bodyguards.
Can you believe what a drag that can get? Can you image paparazzi hiding in nearby bushes to snap a picture of you the minute you step out of the door? People demand a lot from you when you’re famous. It becomes a compromise and not a gain, as newspapers and media would have you believe.
Turning to drugs
Many turn to drugs and alcohol to assist in coping with fame. Can you believe how many celebs have died using these drugs, or how many land in rehab centre seeking cures for addiction? And if this is not bad enough, many famous people have a huge problem keeping loving relationships. They wonder whether someone cares for them or is in it just because they’re famous.
But to tell the truth, there are some famous people there who are truly happy. But most are not quite happy because they cannot handle the pressure in their lives. It’s one thing to enjoy the positives of being famous but another thing to manage fame altogether. And this explains why true happiness is an inner understanding of oneself, and not an outer acquisition.