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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!

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Ya, pretty happy.
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Hear, hear.!
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Obviously !

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Yes it does because our success depend upon fortune which brings happiness !
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It depends on who you are, some people say more money more problems and also I think that fame can bring a lot of issues too (paparazzi, gossip etc).

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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.

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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.

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STOP VOTING ME!!!! I told you to exit out of Ask and watch the movie!!! >:O
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Okay MOTHER!
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Now you watch the movie, Little Missy, or I'll send you to your room!
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You know what's funny? You're older than me. :o
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I'm gone ALREADY!
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Lmao yes
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No you're not!!! DARN IT! Now, I'm not commenting to you anymore until you're done with that movie!
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cowgirlfun

No, but love brings happiness.

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this for temporary...so not..//

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No! True happiness only comes though knowing Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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Too bad you've experienced neither fame nor fortune, so you aren't remotely qualified to speak on whether happiness can be derived from either. Only fools speak in absolutes.
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Hang in there James!
If the above person only knew what we know......he'd be happy beyond anything that wealth can offer!
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What I know, Lilly, is that what you 'know' works for you, and I sincerely wish you well with it. That doesn't make my comment any less true.
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Thanks lilly. I appreicate that. I'm not moved with anything that people like that say. it really don't bother me one bit other than the fact it's so sad they have no clue. As Jesus said as He was dying on the cross. " Forgive them Father for they know not what they do." God Bless!
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The condescension is built in to everything you state, James. Denying that anyone who thinks differently than you has any clue is so typical of your ilk. Don't care what you think, not impressed with your endless pontificating, but expect a visit anytime you state some other nonsense as absolute fact.
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Being famous might get old, but being rich will not.

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Being rich means never being lonely as you always have hangers on want the dregs of your life.
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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.

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No, but it is nice to have enough money to live comfortably.

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First of all, lots of people want money. They think that when you're famous you'll get loads of money, but it can't always buy happiness. Sometimes it can lead you to do things you wouldn't imagine.

It can also bring sadness, it can affect your own PRIVACY! So the answer to your question is no!

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Jim Carrey once said "I wish everyone could experience being rich and famous, so they'd see it wasn't the answer to anything."

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A fortune would make me happy .

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Many people who had fame an fortune committed suicide because they were unhappy Superstars like Elvis an Marilyn Monroe doesn't make sense

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Sometimes it destroys you in the process of accumulating it.
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Very true and very sad to go so far and self destruct.
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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.

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go ask Kurt Cobain

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No!!! Look at all the famous and/or rich people who do drugs, get caught up in alcohol and depression. They sure aren't happy.

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You don't hear about the rich and famous who are happy and non-destructive do you? Ask Harrison Ford. Ask Hugh Jackman. Ask Faith Hill. Ask Oprah.
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Haha yes that's true Z, there are drug addicts and people that harm themselves everywhere. Stars make the news because they are stars. It does seem like more money might lead to that, but not necessarily. There are also plenty of poor people that have harmed themselves in those ways.
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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.

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Isnt" renting".....paying to appear rich. If youd just SAVE all that rent, youd b rich!!
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It's like leasing a car,as opposed to owning a car.
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I guess I'll never know. The grass looks greener over there though. I'm pretty much happy where I'm at. I don't even buy lottery tickets because I really don't want to win a large amount of money.

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I don't waste my money. I don't believe I'm one of the few blessed with good luck.
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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.

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What are you talking about a "sure" path? Mr 'There is no absolutes'...
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Gee, that's all you drew from my reply, idiot.
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Money makes living easier & more pleasurable but a good woman sees past a mans money & sometimes the price for financial security is too high.

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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.

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I think if you already are happy,fame n fortune adds to it. I don't think you need fame n fortune to be happy

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NO! People think that when u have money it buys u happiness. Wrong it gets old eventually trust me!

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Maybe it's just your expectations of happiness going down? Or maybe it's the way your spending your money? Who knows?
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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)

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Maybe not, but I could suffer in luxury.

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Yes what a way to go suffer suffer
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no,not at all!!!!

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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.

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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. :)

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You're absolutely right. It corrupts a lot of them.
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Any power, be it wealth, celebrity, or political influence, even spiritual inspiration has the power to overwhelm those to whom it is given. With great privilege comes equal responsibility, it is up to those who possess it to wield it intelligently. Those who can, find how these powers can bring their own measures of happiness, though no one source can reasonably claim to be the single answer for unconditional happiness at every level all the time.
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I agree with you Z, and I think it depends on the individual also to what will make a person happy.

I think that most happiness truly comes from being content and happy with who you are, and not stressing about the judgments of others.
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Some of the happiest people that I've encountered live very simple, modest lives.
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That's how I have lived, and I have been truly happy :) A lot of stars have ended up unhappy and harming themselves with drugs and just seemingly ending up unhappy.
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Yah, they end up self destructing..
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But then again there are people everywhere who self destruct, and we mainly hear about the stars doing it because they make news, being famous and all. So I don't really know...

I do feel like fame and fortune do corrupt a lot of people.

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So do you think the majority of people who are famous self harm, or do you think that we simply think that because they are in the media?
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I think they have a higher divorce rate than normal people. Think about it, what do you see on the covers of the magazines at the checkout line, it's either who is getting a divorce or who cheated on who. If I was in that industry, I wouldn't bother to get married.
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Yes, but that could also be because they are famous so they are in the media. There are hundreds of divorces going in in general all over the place.

I really want to believe they do have higher divorce rates...but I just think that could be so easy to assume with the media hyping things up. After all ordinary divorces are not reported on the news.
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I don't know, the divorce rate is high, but I can only think of one marriage that has really lasted in Hollywood...last time I checked anyway. It's scary, the divorce rate is right at 65% with ordinary people. Could you imagine being married to someone then going to one of their movies and seeing them kissing another or in bed with another in a rated R movie? I'm not sure I'd be real cool with that, quite sure it would cause problems.
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And knowing that they had to "rehearse" for that scene countless times!
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That would cause some insecurity! Lol
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I would NOT be ok with that in any stretch of the mind. And not simply for insecurities sake. I have extremely high standards in a relationship haha.
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I don't understand your name btw, I only got the last part haha, the number.
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p.s If I was in that industry I would marry the same as I would out of the industry. I wouldn't marry someone else famous just for the heck of it, I would marry someone I was in love with and compatible with, and I sure as heck wouldn't be messing around with other men in movies. Let's just say I would not play that way in an R rated movie haha.
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No the love of Jesus Christ does because without him we wouldn't have fame or money

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no not all the time I fact sometimes fame and fortune will bring you absolute missery

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No, only the love of God.

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I think many people are happy without that.
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Guarantee it.
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To each there own: I have found mine.
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Yes, only the love of God.
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I believe not cuz you don't need everything to be happy I happy I just have a house to live in roof over my head warm clothes to wear and a family that loves me and supports me in sports

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only few things brings happiness,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, good food, nice sleep , money and nice house. thats what u should have in life.

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2 words: Michael Lackson

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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

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it depends on what you are using it for if , it helps others it brings happiness not just to you but also to the people thet you gave money. if you use it to yourself you are going to get sick of it.

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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)

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A life without God and love will never give you happiness, fame and fortune do not matter. Do not save the things on Earth, for they will rot and spoil. But heaven is eternal.

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It might bring a false feeling of happiness, but it doesn't bring the real thing.

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No! U bring happiness to yourself not fame or fortune. When you concentrate on being happy, it rubs off on others by your attitude and behavior. Life is a wonderful girl share yours with many.

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Only temporarily (in most cases). The only way you can have lasting happiness is by doing God's will. God wants us to be happy, and we cannot obtain this apart from the will of God.

For the Kingdom! - TheSoldierforGod

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Short term, yes.

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No, but I would rather cry in my ferrari with all my adoring fans banging on the windows

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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.

It's a dangerous game.



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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)



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It all depends on how you use it.

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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.

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No!

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Nope. There are more important things in the world. Fame and fortune doesn't bring you happiness and peace.

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