Seneca once said something along the lines of ‘slavery resides under marble and gold’.
Being rich and famous is like living in a silk prison.
The audience is always watching and whoever decided to not like you (there will be many when you’re famous) are waiting for a misstep to happen. Everything you say and do is public and ready for misinterpretation.
When all eyes are on you, it’s difficult to speak your mind and do what you want to do.
The fear of being brought down from the pedestal comes with the risk of becoming the empty shell that everyone decided you to be. No amount of material possessions can compensate for that.
Celebrities seemingly live a dream life, but often this is far from the truth.
I feel sorry for the rich and famous.
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