If one was to say to another person that celebrities receive a lot of exposure in today’s world, they are likely to agree with them. There is also the chance that one could say this and someone else might not be aware of this.
In this case, it could be a sign that they don’t read the paper or watch the news, and they might not even use the internet either. At the same time, it may mean that they have been living in a remote location for a number of years.
This is because if someone lives in the mainstream society, there is a strong chance that they will be only to aware of what the one is talking about. If they don’t, they are going to be the exception as opposed to the rule.
And if even someone doesn’t read the paper, watch TV, or use the internet; they could still come into contact with celebrity news whenever they go shopping. Or they could hear their friends or colleagues talk about someone in the public eye.
But while there are going to be people who say that it doesn’t matter what celebrities are doing as they are not that important in the grand scheme of things; there are going to be others who have a completely different outlook. In their eyes, everything else will be seen as being irrelevant.
Or if they don’t have this outlook, they could say that it is just as important as the other things that are taking place in the world. Either way, they are going to believe that celebrity news is real news.
So when one pays attention to what celebrities are doing, it could be something that takes place from time to time. As a result of this, it could be said that it is just another part of their life.
On the other hand, it could be something that consumes their whole existence, and this could mean that other areas of their life will end up being neglected. It is then not going to be a small part of their life; it will be something they can’t live without.
Point of Focus
There could be a number of people in the public eye who they are drawn to and there could be others who repel them. Based on this, they could either focus on the ones they like, or they could have moments where they focus on the ones they don’t like in order to change how they feel.
This could be a time where they criticise somewhere in order to feel better about themselves, or they might look to see if this person is going through a bad patch. Thus, even though they might not know what the other person is like in real life, they will have built-up an idea in their mind and this will have been shaped by the media, along with other sources.
In The Past
When one didn’t have the ability to use the internet on a device, it would have been a lot harder for them to stay up to date with their favourite celebrities. They would have had to buy a magazine or to watch TV, for instance.
Nowadays, this is something that is no longer necessary, as through having a device, one can find out about them no matter where they are. There is then no reason for them to go a day without finding out about what they are doing.
And through being able to do this, one can end up feeling even closer to the people in the public eye. This can be a time where one can read about what they have been doing and/or they can watch videos.
If they follow a well known celebrity, there is likely to be a steady flow of new information about them. This is not going to be the only thing they can do though, as one can go one step further.
The only thing they need to have in order to do this is to have a social media account, and this will allow them to connect directly to a celebrity. This is because there is a strong chance that their favourite celebrities with have their own page online.
And by ‘following’ them or ‘liking’ their page, one will be able to be informed about what they are doing each day. They will then have the chance to look at their pictures, watch the videos they upload and to read the statuses they share, for instance.
A Bigger Impact
This may also mean that they end up communicating with a celebrity from time to time, and it would have been a lot harder for them to do this before. Therefore, through being able to connect with them on social media, one can feel as though they actually know them.
It can then be a lot easier for one to become obsessed with a certain celebrity (or a number of them). They will be able to receive a constant flow of information and this can cause them to develop a stronger connection.
And even though the relationships they have with them are going to be one side and thus not very fulfilling, they could end up suffering when they are unable to stay up to date with what they are doing. In order for them to settle themselves down, they will need to stay in regular contact with them.
It would be easy to say that social media is at fault here, but that wouldn’t be the complete truth. For one thing, there are likely to be plenty of people who are not obsessed with celebrities even though they follow them.
What this is likely to show is that one feels as though something is missing in their life or they are experiencing pain, and through being focused on people in the public eye, it allows them to feel better. If this is something that is having a negative effect on one’s life, it might necessary for them to reach out for external support.
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Oliver JR Cooper
Oliver JR Cooper
Author of 26 books, Transformational Writer, Teacher & Consultant.
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That which is contained within these articles is based on my own empirical understanding and is true for me at the time they were written. However, as I continue to grow, what I perceive as the truth will inevitably change and as a result of this - parts of these articles may not reflect my current outlook.