“It’s six degrees of Ron Artest”

Discuss anything related to Golden State Warriors basketball here

Moderators: Mr. Crackerz, JREED, Guybrush, 32

User avatar

Hall of Famer
Posts: 21967
» Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:32 pm
coltraning wrote:
migya wrote:Those are the reasons I never would want to be famous in an ongoing spotlight position. It all just disintegrates you

amen - have seen it in music, even jazz. Players given the star treatment at 17-18 tend to walk around in a state of arrested development, whereas those who truly develop as human beings prior to the kliegs have balance and perspective.



Probably the only good thing about fame would be the money. That's just no comparison to the value of life
User avatar

Hall of Famer
Posts: 18315
» Tue Mar 27, 2007 1:49 am
migya wrote:
coltraning wrote:
migya wrote:Those are the reasons I never would want to be famous in an ongoing spotlight position. It all just disintegrates you

amen - have seen it in music, even jazz. Players given the star treatment at 17-18 tend to walk around in a state of arrested development, whereas those who truly develop as human beings prior to the kliegs have balance and perspective.



Probably the only good thing about fame would be the money. That's just no comparison to the value of life


I don't agree. There's nothing wrong with fame, as long as it doesn't happen too soon. The problem, as Colt says, is when people gets too much (money, attention, whatever...) before they're ready. That's when it usually spoils them. But it's not like fame, by itself, ruins life. Quite the opposite, instead.
User avatar

Hall of Famer
Posts: 21967
» Tue Mar 27, 2007 2:53 am
TMC wrote:
migya wrote:
coltraning wrote:
migya wrote:Those are the reasons I never would want to be famous in an ongoing spotlight position. It all just disintegrates you

amen - have seen it in music, even jazz. Players given the star treatment at 17-18 tend to walk around in a state of arrested development, whereas those who truly develop as human beings prior to the kliegs have balance and perspective.



Probably the only good thing about fame would be the money. That's just no comparison to the value of life


I don't agree. There's nothing wrong with fame, as long as it doesn't happen too soon. The problem, as Colt says, is when people gets too much (money, attention, whatever...) before they're ready. That's when it usually spoils them. But it's not like fame, by itself, ruins life. Quite the opposite, instead.



There are many movie stars who illustrate what I mean. They lose their minds somewhat, divorce a number of times, some get into some bad habits and alot get driven to rage by the constant attention. Fame can bring more power to a famous person's opinion and can bring alot of money but almost always brings more negatives than positives
User avatar

Hall of Famer
Posts: 18315
» Tue Mar 27, 2007 3:08 am
migya wrote:There are many movie stars who illustrate what I mean. They lose their minds somewhat, divorce a number of times, some get into some bad habits and alot get driven to rage by the constant attention.


Hey, I've met people like that and they weren't exactly famous... It has nothing to do with fame. Some famous men (and women) know how to deal with it, others don't. It happens in every order of life.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests