Mindfulness in Everyday Life and Striving for Greatness: Be the Star of Your Own Show

October 15, 2014 4:40 PM

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Mindfulness in Everyday Life and Striving for Greatness: Be the Star of Your Own Show

Beyonce's celebrity persona is everywhere you look. TMZ is staked out with cameras on every corner. Entertainment Tonight and Access Hollywood are so mainstream that by now they are passé. Celebrity culture is a redundant term these days, because celebrity has become culture in the United States. The words are synonymous. Brad, Angelina, Kim, Kanye, Oprah. Oh, if only I were a person known by my first name by the thronging masses, we tell ourselves! Then, we would be somebody.

Film director John Waters blames this morbid craving of fame for our neurotic tendencies. "Most everybody secretly imagines themselves in show business, and every day on their way to work, they're a little bit depressed because they're not," Waters said. "People are sad they're not famous in America...

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