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Fame Comes in Many Names

The word celebrity is commonly tossed around these days, labeling actors, athletes, politicians, businesspeople, and more.  The word celebrity encompasses so many different professions it more so gives hope then desensitizes the stature of being named one.  Forbes recent list of the World’s Most Powerful People 2011 included names like Barack Obama, Dalai Lama, Mark Zuckerberg, Pope Benedict XVI, and Bill Gates.  The positions these well known people hold are much more attainable for the common people then that of top athlete or million dollar actor/actress, leaving the question of who do we know now that everyone will know later?


2 responses to “Fame Comes in Many Names

  1. It really is interesting to think what our children will be reading about in their history books. However, I would say it is just as hard to become the President of the United States as it is to become a professional athlete.

  2. kylefreinson ⋅

    Having the power to create a list of the “most powerful” should also be called into question. What is Forbes the decision-maker? Do their decisions really apply to the public? The mass?

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