Do you ever want to be
famous? I think that most people say YES. But what exactly makes people famous.
First of all it’s talent of course. If you can do something better than anyone
you become famous. As example Albert Einstein, Andrei Sakharov, Mozart, Isaac
Levitan etc. Other ways to become famous are mass media (the Internet,
television, radio, newspapers), sensational scandals, gossips and death. For
example Joan Rowling became famous thanks to TV, after Agatha Christie’s death
her books were sold in increasing quantities.
But I want to tell you about
my favorite writer. I think that Harper Lee is one of the greatest Americans
writers. She wrote only one novel "To kill the mocking-bird” but this book had
enormous success. It has been translated into over ten languages. This novel
has been given a purse and filmed.
Nowadays most writers,
singers, artists want to become famous in short period of time. That’s why most
of all are forgotten after their death or earlier. But till they are famous they
try to enjoy this fame, take as more fans as that can and get into the history.
That’s why you can find a lot of information about your idol in the Internet,
television, radio, newspapers. As for me, I try to read only reliable sources
Most people believe it must be
great to become famous. But in spite of the advantages there are drawbacks,
too. On the one hand, you get special privileges but on the other, you will not
be able to have a normal life. Apart from that, you don’t have to worry about
money. But the biggest disadvantage for famous people is that they don’t
usually lead a normal life: they have to travel a lot and work long hours.
Also, they might have problems finding real friends who are interested in them,
and not the glamorous lifestyle.
Fame is not constant. Today
you are the god – tomorrow you are a nobody. Don’t think that to be famous is
cool. Sometimes it’s not true.