Is fame good or bad?Is fame good or bad?

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literaturenerd eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I would have to say that fame is what you make of it. There can be good fame and there can be bad fame.

I have always had a really hard time with "famous" people who lead lives which promote bad behavior and morality in children. Think of the baseball player or the actor that a child looks up to, the one the child dreams about being. This "hero" to the child constantly gets into trouble for drugs, sexual exploits, drinking and driving, or domestic abuse. Is this the kind of person that one would want their child looking up to? Is this where fame has lead them? If so, I think that this type of fame is bad.

As for the good kind of fame. This is the actor or sports player who makes his/her life one worthy of modeling by children. They support their communities, contribute to needy charities, and exude the qualities children should admire. This is good fame.

Therefore, I think that fame is what you make of it. If you make the right choices as someone famous, then the fame is truly deserved. If you make the wrong choices because of the prosperity that the fame has brought your way, then it is a bad fame.

These are simply my own personal feelings on your question. Many may support my answer, and a good many more may not.

raifahr | Student

fame can be good and bad
good fame-
-fan support
-people appreciate what you have changed in society
-make contributions to charities
-have a wide variety of fashion
-recieve lots of money 

bad fame-
-spend the money the wrong way (drugs)
-hate mail
-they have to be perfect
-paparazzi crew following you around
-lack of privacy
-you dont have much time to spare-lack of time-always busy

eilarmos | Student

There's always a yinyang in everything, there's always the good and the bad, and the black and the white. It is on how a person manages the situation in order for it to turnout favorable

Every action has its consequence. What we do today will definitely affect our tomorrow. A person's vision should always be clear and the track he follows should always be aligned with where he wants to go.

Oprah once said, " If you come to fame not understanding who you are, it will define who you are."