Monday, January 18, 2016

Goodbye Hollywood!

 Have you noticed that we no longer have the Julia Robert's and Brad Pitt's? Our celebrities last for about 15 seconds until something new and hot roles around. There is no longevity anymore. Our constant access to celebrities have some what normalised them and have made them no different then to you and I in a way. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and many other platforms have turned ourselves and people that we know into celebrates of our own worlds. It stems from just wanting to know what others are doing and before social media we depended on news papers and tabloids to get our fix of what other people did in their day to day lives but we don't depend on that anymore and the control is in our own hands. Celebrities were the unknown the mystery but there is no mystery anymore. It has become more interesting following people that you actually know because well, you actually know them. Celebrities now have to go to such extremes to get attention ex.) Lady Gaga in a meat dress, everything Miley Cyrus does and President Obama going on Jay Leno and Saturday Night Live. There is very little talent anymore, or the talent that should be famous isn't because they aren't willing to paint themselves in a severe light that may or may not be themselves in order to have a booming career. All thought there are some that slip through the cracks and shine based on their abilities and talent alone.
We have reality tv taking over because they know the way to people's minds is making them think that they know you, that they're your friend. It's all psychological. Just look at the Kardashians. They put themselves absolutely everywhere until you feel as if your they're personal friend but they exploit people and garner their success off of it.
In a way it's good that celebrates are going to be a thing of the past because no one should be put on a pedestal simply because they're rich and famous but on the other way it's a bad thing because we are becoming obsessed with ourselves and putting ourselves on pedestals. The higher the pedestal the more self entitled you feel and that leads to treating other's poorly leading to a very superficial life.
It's a lose, lose.
I have Instagram, Facebook and what not but I can even see that it's starting to become too much, I'm getting too involved in it and falling in the trap that it was designed for. Hopefully I can keep my head above water and maintain perspective.
Now, this is all a theory and perhaps I have it all wrong, after all, I am writing this blog.


3 comments:

  1. Hello Larrisa. I am so glad to know you through your profile on the blogger and the blog post. I am glad to go through your blog post saying good by to Hollywood. I am a Pastor from Mumbai, India and love to get connected with the people of God around the world to be encouraged, strengthen and praying for one another. I have been in the Pastoral ministry for last 36 yrs in this great city of Mumbai a city with a great contrast where richest of rich and the poorest of poor with the love of Christ to bring healing to the broken hearted. We also encourage young and the adults from the west to come to Mumbai to work with us during their vacation time. We would love to have you come to Mumbai to work with us during your vacation time. I am sure you will have a life changing experience. MY email id is: dhwankhede(at)gmail(dot)com and my name is Diwakar Wankhede. Looking forward to hear from you very soon. God's richest blessings on you and also wish you a blessed and a Christ centered New year.

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  2. Hello Larrisa. I am so glad to know you through your profile on the blogger and the blog post. I am glad to go through your blog post saying good by to Hollywood. I am a Pastor from Mumbai, India and love to get connected with the people of God around the world to be encouraged, strengthen and praying for one another. I have been in the Pastoral ministry for last 36 yrs in this great city of Mumbai a city with a great contrast where richest of rich and the poorest of poor with the love of Christ to bring healing to the broken hearted. We also encourage young and the adults from the west to come to Mumbai to work with us during their vacation time. We would love to have you come to Mumbai to work with us during your vacation time. I am sure you will have a life changing experience. MY email id is: dhwankhede(at)gmail(dot)com and my name is Diwakar Wankhede. Looking forward to hear from you very soon. God's richest blessings on you and also wish you a blessed and a Christ centered New year.

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