Cynthia Heimel, a columnist for The Village Voice, wrote: “I pity celebrities, no I really do – Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, and Barbara Streisand, were once perfectly pleasant human beings. But now their wrath is awful… You see Sly, Bruce, and Barbara wanted fame. They worked, they pushed, and the morning after each of them became famous, they wanted to take an overdose. Because that giant thing they were striving for, that fame thing that was going to make everything OK, that was going to make their lives bearable, that was going to provide them with personal fulfillment and happiness, had happened and they were still them. The disillusionment turned them howling and insufferable.”
Of course, this is Cynthia’s opinion and the celebrities she mentioned may be much nicer than she states, but her point is well taken. Sometimes the only thing worse than not achieving your dream, is achieving it, only to find you have the same emptiness inside. But there is an antidote to the meaninglessness many people, perhaps including you, feel. Here are 10 ways to not waste your life.
Huddle up with your children tonight and say: “The reason some celebrities can be jerks in real life is ____.”