Everyone Should Be Rich and Famous!
I think everyone should get rich and famous,and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer
– Jim Carrey
Rich and famous! – Not a bad dream to have isn’t it? Well I might not find myself nodding my head completely when I see this quote – that is perhaps because I am neither rich nor famous. Maybe that is why we are the quote critics here, trying to identify the truth we can make out of it.
These are the things you can say when you actually get there. This one reminds me of a quote by Bill Gates where he says it is the same burger whether you are a millionaire or a daily wage earner. Granted, these quotes are extremely catchy and they are true too, but the question is – do they make sense all the time.
Honestly, my answer is NO too. But I would like to try and imagine why these people have said so, especially about the things which most people strive for in their lives. Maybe it is to say that there are bigger values and dreams to achieve than money and fame. Maybe it is considered humility to consider money as a secondary aspect and human values as the first. Or maybe it is just a simple plain truth which they see from their perspective. But I would still like to get rich and famous though :D.
Abstinence and feeling completely satisfied are one of the hardest things to follow or preach in life. So we will refrain from that completely – we know that it is not our place. But I do agree that there are so many wonderful things that come along our way which is neither related to fame or money or following our dream. It might be in various ways such as
- The sheer pleasure of smiling at an unknown person and offering a hand to help them out.
- The brilliance of gratitude for the things we have in our lives.
- The people we have gotten to know, the friends we have made and the people who actually love and adore us.
- The passion which keeps us dreaming and on our feet.
- The things we need to do just to keep the momentum going.
I guess the one thing they are trying to say that maybe – it might not make complete sense to focus our lives just on the achievement of one goal such as richness or fame. Life is blessed with richness in various dimensions and it takes a person of a little bit of innocence and romance to enjoy them all. It is a tad foolish to be like a horse with flaps tied around their eyes. Our lives are neither robotic nor are we in a race, we can always stop and smell the roses.
That doesn’t necessarily mean that we side track ourselves from the goal, that is equally important to us. It is all about that fine balance and appreciation that can go a long way.
Well, that’s what our quote critic says when we try and analyse this quote, if you agree or disagree, please leave a note below as to what your quote critic says. Kindly do let us know if you have a treasured quote which you would like to critic on, we would love to have it here 🙂
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