Fame & Fortune.
Why does it matter to so many people? I guess it’s another one of those ego things. Everyone wants to have some sort of notoriety for what they do. Which is normal, I would say. I mean who doesn’t like the feeling of getting a bunch of likes or followers or fans? I think it’s great to be known for what you love. As long as it’s noble, at least.
But being famous for the sake of being famous is kind of dumb, don’t you think? I’ve talked to so many people whose end game is getting rich and famous. I don’t really get that. Get rich. Or die trying (sorry, I had to). What’s the point?
Cool, you’ve got a lot of stuff now. Now what? Take your stuff and go do other stuff with it. And then start piling your stuff so it keeps becoming more stuff into a bank so you can then buy MORE stuff?
Don’t get me wrong. If I had loads of money I’d splurge on a thing or two. And I admit that I enjoy when people like my posts and share my views. It’s a cool feeling. I’m not going to pretend that I don’t need affirmation. I do. We all do. And that’s okay. Because it’s natural. But I wish there was a way to shift our ideologies from materialism (more stuff) to humanism (help humans). Helping people should become the new “cool”, don’t you think?
Sure, having a big house and all those cars, clothes, money and hoes (had to, it rhymed) might make you feel good on the inside. But think about the world. They need stuff more than we need stuff.
Maybe one day we’ll figure out how to fix the system. I guess until then we’ll keep zipping around in our fast cars while other people struggle to put food on the table.