“I don’t know why people are so keen to put the details of their private life in public; they forget that invisibility is a superpower.”
And who would know that better than the reclusive street artist, Banksy, who made an entire career out of invisibility?
There’s a new category, called “Celebrity.” It’s a disturbing 21st century phenomenon and it drives some pretty crazy behavior.
I have to be honest. (Don’t you hate it when people say that?)
I don’t get the big quest toward fame that so many have. All those reality shows and their participants (hardly “stars”) all becoming famous for…doing nothing, achieving nothing.
Most distressing, though, is that these celebrities who accomplish nothing but fame and usually are only famous because of some form of bad behavior, become role models for young people, especially young girls and young women.
Let’s take that reprehensible family whose last name begins with K. I’m not sure if parents aren’t paying attention or don’t realize what these “celebrities” are all about, but they have a huge following among young girls. And yet, they represent values that most parents abhor.
How does that work?
Or Dance Moms. Duck Dynasty. And I don’t think I ever could have imagined people named Sugar Bear and Honey Boo Boo.
There are also reality show celebrities who don’t behave badly, but don’t do anything meaningful, either. Their job is to be celebrities: make personal appearance, appear on other reality shows and competitions and give interviews to celebrity-obsessed media.
How do parents handle the influence of our all pervasive media?
If I had a young daughter I would surely point her toward women who have accomplished something for their community or our society, or who have used their brains to build a fulfilling career.
I’d like to teach my daughter –and all young women today —that invisibility can be a super-power.
So today, I’m asking moms for their thoughts on this topic. Thank you.