I don't about fame, perhaps at first, but then it gets to where they can't even go to the supermarket without being mobbed. As for being rich, they say "money can't buy you happiness", but money CAN buy you an island and a yacht and Lear jet and a mansion and a corvette ... those things might make ya pretty happy!
No... if that was the case we wouldn't have so many stars dieing of OD, on drugs, divorced a gazzilion times... etc.. not these are the reasons for their unhappiness, these things I mentioned are only the symptoms.
Fame brings (mostly) SADNESS when you become famous, you cease to own your own PRIVACY And fortune, Hun, money is not everything you know. There are lots of people who has TONS of money, yet they aren't happy. So, to answer your question, No, not always.
First off, money is great. Where would we be if we didn't have money? But money can never truly buy happiness. All of our earthly possessions can make us happy, but there is a deeper longing for someone to love us and we want to love someone back.
Personality, I don't get the desire (not that the questioner has this desire, just so many in our society seem to) for fame. Naturally it's easier to be mire comfortable in your life if you have enough money to take care of business without worry. It would be great to do a ton of traveling. Still wealth doesn't MAKE anyone truly happy. If you are an unhappy person (unless you truly are unhappy because of financial difficulties) money isn't going to MAKE you happy.
Fame is fleeting and that's probably a good thing because I would think it's mostly a pain in the neck with the loss of privacy. As for fortune....you know what they say....Money can't buy happiness...but you can rent it.
Either can bring a measure of happiness, but true happiness can be found in doing what you love to do. Fame and fortune can make more dreams possible, but only living as you choose while doing what you truly enjoy is the sure path to happiness.
To a certain degree and to certain people it does bring happiness. It all depends on what you want out of life. But fame and fortune cannot bring enduring happiness because after all, it cannot eliminate death nor human greed and corruption. What really matters is having a purpose in life, that no amount of money can buy.
You can find a measure of happiness in that. However, if you look many celebrities some aren't fully happy. They are plagued my broken families, drug abuse, alcoholism, etc. A few find happiness. However at Matthew 5:3 it says, “Happy are those conscious of their spiritual need.” Many people find that satisfying their spiritual needs provides them more purpose for life.
The important thing is remembering that material things can bring true lasting happiness. “Even when a person has an abundance his life does not result from the things he possesses.” (Luke 12:15)
1 Timothy 6:9,10 says "However, those who are determined to be rich fall into temptation and a snare and many senseless and hurtful desires, which plunge men into destruction and ruin. For the love of money is a root of all sorts of injurious things, and by reaching out for this love some have been led astray from the faith and have stabbed themselves all over with many pains."
This scripture shows that the love of money can be dangerous. There is no way to accomplish fame and fortune without having a love of money. This will definitely distance you from God.
If those are the things that truly make you happy, then yes, I suppose they will. There are a lot of people who don't truly know what truly makes them happy, and they think fame and fortune will make them happy and are let down when they find out that those things are not what they truly define happiness by. :)
If you have fame, you might as well sign a paper that says you no longer have rights to your privacy. With money, studies show that it brings happiness up to a 75,000$ yearly income. UNLESS you are charitable with your money and help others out with it. The sense that you did something good brings even more happiness. Not to spam or anything, but try searching on YouTube for a video at this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSIkdWxotKw
No. Fame doesn't allow for a meal at a restaurant without photos, autographs, or reporters, going for a walk, to a movie or ball game. Ultimately, they become a prisoner in their own home with high security. The bible, "Stop storing up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where moth and rust consume, and where thieves break in and steal. Rather, store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes, and where thieves do not break in and steal." (Matt. 6:19,20)
I honestly don't think I have an answer... However, perhaps it's the journey to obtain your goal that becomes admirable. Once you reach it and reap the benefits... your life is done and accomplished. This is why I don't see fame being all too great for young children or teenagers. They obtain their goal too easy and other things become easier to buy or receive. It's a dream that you wake up to and it's real... the only thing is, it never changes. I think this is why most young stars act out. The sad thing is, they do become ashamed of their lifestyles (not all but most) and know nothing else. They're trapped. So they defend it by calling anyone who tries to bring them to reality a hater or other names relative. Once one of these people lose fame that's when we see a husk among us. A soulless being doing anything to feel as if they belong.
The human spirit desires ambition, aspirations, and honor. Without those, we all feel empty.
The problem with fame is this... you control nothing of your life. Once your in, the fans own you. You make the shots untill you slip and then get eaten alive.
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A successful actress and writer said: "As for success, in many cases it simply isn't worth the high price of admission." Look at any tabloid or newspaper and you can see sad plight those that bask in the limelight. Broken homes, broken families, broken hearts and broken bodies are often the sad result of those who put their happiness in the hands of fame and fortune. A man who is widely acknowledged as the greatest teacher of all times gave this advice: "Stop storing up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where moth and rust consume, and where thieves break in and steal. Rather, store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes, and where thieves do not break in and steal." (Matt. 6:19, 20) And again "Happy are those conscious of their spiritual need, since the kingdom of the heavens belongs to them." (Matthew 5:3) Thus, Jesus reasoned that life has two great priorities, first to "love Jehovah your God" and second to love "your neighbor as yourself." "For this is the whole obligation of man." (Matthew 22:37-39, Ecclesiastes 12:13,14)
No, fame and fortune is all a sham. I'm just now thinking--- WHY? Why is it so important for you to have your face on a screen? Why is it so important to all of us? To love and be loved- THAT'S what's really important. Celebrating life- THAT'S important. You need to be yourself. That is the TRUE, honest to goodness, way to be happy.