The Celebrity

 krkrich (@krkrich) 7 years, 8 months ago

Hello everyone,

Have you ever been minding your own business, just enjoying a normal day in your life, when you randomly ran into a “celebrity” somewhere in public?

Now, you define the meaning of celebrity for yourself, but I think you all know what I mean. Whether they make music, are on tv, whatever; its that identifiable person that you dont personally know, but recognize them for something they “do.”

I guess the point of this post is for me to try to get an understanding of why when you see these “celebs” in person randomly, its one of those moments where you become really present in the moment, if you know what I mean.

For example, I’m from California & have lived near the LA area before, which is where a lot of celebs live. There have been times where I have been coming out of a restaurant as they were entering & its one of those “whoa” moments.

I’m not one to go crazy & make a scene & ask for a photo & all that because I understand that these are normal people who have normal lives & normal days like me. But what I have noticed is that when these situations have occurred to me, I instantly become extremely present in the moment. Time slows down, my attention instantly picks up on every detail of that moment. Then as soon as the “celeb” is gone life returns to normal.

I hope that I’m explaining what I’m trying to describe clearly because I dont know if this all make sense outside of my head. Lol

What is it that gives these people that energy that radiates from themselves to create those types of moments?

I personally believe in that theory of everything being connected & “one” or what have you. So I believe that collectively, as society, we give these individuals that energy. And we do, by having them on tv & movie screens or paying money to see them perform live or whatever. And then you have The Media constantly glorifying these people & intruding in on these people’s personal lives.

So what do you guys think causes normal humans that we identify as being celebrities, as BEING celebrities?

Lol. Thanks for reading.

February 8, 2014 at 2:22 pm
Ray Butler (1,423)M (@trek79) 7 years, 8 months ago ago

I find this interesting, I’m an all profound guy most of the time, but I have my stupid side and I have my pop-culture geek side also. I haven’t met very many celebs in my time, I don’t even think I remember half of them, but probably the most notable celeb was George Foreman, yeah the grill guy, had one of THE most classic fights in boxing history against Muhammad Ali; Rumble in the Jungle.

Foreman is quite possibly the largest person I have ever met, him shaking my hand was like me shaking the hand of a toddler, he was larger than life in every sense, a humbling experience.

But I think the phenomena you are talking about is being Star Struck; I think it’s like “Hey, let’s hang and get to know each other” then you are “Shut the fuck up, he doesn’t want to hang with you” then you’re like “Get an autograph” then “Don’t be all cliché, just nod and leave em alone, maybe a ‘Love your work'” You end up looking like a drooling sasquatch :p

But I also remember meeting the Mayor of Sydney City, as a “Sanitation Engineer” he likes to talk to the common folk, be all Democratic and stuff. My boss asked “Does anyone know who Frank Sartor is?” no one said anything, I said yes, boss said who? I said he’s the Mayor, he asked if I knew what he looked like, I said yeah, a short stocky balding Italian, he said you’re on this run tonight, blah. So yeah I had a good chat to him, it was interesting.

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Matt (19) (@mockingmatt) 7 years, 8 months ago ago

if i encounter them maybe i’d just observe
i would follow them yeah

but i wouldn’t be the type to just panic and freak out and disturb them
i mean they too deserve some time with their own or with their family or friends
if they have the courage to get out into the streets wearing casual everyday clothes and no makeup on then i guess they deserve some respect from it

yeah i”d see their movies and listen to their music and struggle to get my stuff signed on their fan signing and all that but really i should observe that they need some time off the publicity thing

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