How often do people in society look up to celebrities for some strange reason we admire their fascinating lives, because we read all about them in gossip magazines. I'm not against kids looking up to celebrities because children should be able to dream and dream big. I'm against children looking up celebrities for all the wrong reasons. It seems the more the younger generation watches more media and reads more glossy magazines the bigger misconception their is about the rich and famous.
The biggest misconceptions comes from the cinema & film. I'm not saying movies are evil, I am saying the complete opposite. Movies are a great tool of entertainment that the viewers viewing these films can either become inspired to do great things amongst the world or learn what not to do. So I implore you to watch as many films as you can within your lifetime, it just may change your life.
Recently I was watching classic films like Scarface starring Al Pacino and Blow starring Johnny Depp and although both films have different characters, different settings their end results are the same, they seek money power, and women. Some of the aspects of the two films are at times endearing and as a viewer you can't help but feel a sense of sympathy for the lead characters Johnny Depp in the role George Jung and Al Pacino portraying the character Tony Montana.There is also another difference in the two films one film (Blow) is based on true events. Whereas Brian De Palma the director for the film Scarface chooses to focus on the trials and tribulations of an immigrant who are only guilty of wanting a better life.
Secretly though deep down isn't that what we as humans all seek? Whether we get the sort of validation from work, education or money, we all want to be a success in our lives. Seeking success in life isn't a bad thing to do. We all strive to make our own impact in the world. Its how we handle that success that makes us the kind of people we are. Make no mistake about it, I like many of you would love to be rich, however I know with that sort of dream and reality comes a heavy price
. If I could speak a little truth to you, my parents are Italian immigrants, they know what it is like to struggle. I for one have seen their sacrifices they have made. I have seen them struggle, I have seen their faces grow weary and tired, because they are simply just trying to provide for the family. But at the same time I too have one time or another came to a crossroads in my life, I have been asked to take the easy route to "financial success, also I have been asked on multiple occasions to take the easy road to "physically look stronger." Both times, when faced with such decisions, I declined.
I'm not going to say that at the time , the offer didn't sound great, but when faced with a decision of that nature, a man must rely on his morals and most of all his character. It's in situations like those that a man truly develops his character of honesty and integrity. I chosen to follow the teachings my parents taught me, respect is earned and a dollar is worked for by the sweat of your your brow. Now to some that may seem like a very old school lesson, but it hasn't steered me wrong yet.