Fame n Fortune

So many of us seek fortune and fame
not really understanding it can maim

Look at Diana, Elvis, Prince and others
whose fame and fortune led to early deaths

Chased or swallowed far too many pills
be content with enough to pay the bills

Fame brings massive pressure
others tend to judge and censor

Being famous in our own community
for serving others brings more unity

DP: Famous


  1. I’ve never understood why so many people want the kind of fame that makes them a huge celebrity. Almost no one has come out of that situation intact. As you say, far better to be known for doing good for others. Look at Mother Theresa, she lived a long and full life!

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  2. Right on!
    And with so many social media sites today people are trying to put themselves up on pedestals! Ugh. 😦
    I admire anyone who has fame thrust upon them for good reasons (like Mother Theresa, Martin Luther King, Gandhi, Rosa Parks, Malala Yousafzai, etc.), and they handle the fame correctly. 🙂
    I’ve always enjoyed working behind-the-scenes.
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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  3. I’ve been in front of and behind the scenes. Definitely like behind better.
    I get enough folks recognizing me just because our children went to school together – unfortunately I don’t remember most of those parents much less the ‘friends’ of my children who’ve move onto different friends over the last twenty years.

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  4. Truly, Kate, fame is lonely and isolating. People stop what they’re doing to gawk, but there’s no interaction. Plus, the famous must be “on” all the time. “Don’t want to disappoint my fans.”

    No. Thank you, though. Best way to avoid this? Take your advice and immerse yourself in goodness. There’s something to said for the anonymous good deed too. Amazing what we can accomplish when it doesn’t matter who gets credit (if anyone).

    Nice one, Kate!

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