Are you fixated on fame? In pursuit of success? Are you feeling exhausted? You are not alone! The saga of fame is global and every human is on the pursuit of success.

We don’t always feel relaxed admitting it to ourselves, much less to anyone else; it is often embarrassing. But, secretly, the idea of being famous dramatically appeals to us all.

The road to recovery begins by us asking the question; What is so famous about being famous that we ignore all our morals to get it?

There is a massive impact of fame culture on society today. The ill side is that it has impaired many people’s mental health irrespective of age, culture, and tribe. There is also the high price, psychological challenges, depression, suicides, and mental breakdown to deal with.

There are undoubtedly negative and positive sides to fame but most importantly is how people use it and react to it today. In today’s world, fame brings excellent opportunities, which is a fact, but we need to ensure that the quest to get it doesn’t destroy every good thing around us.

Fame can destroy a person’s career and life if not properly managed.
It often leads to trust issues, paranoia, and the detriment of other people.

The desire for fame often springs out from an experience of neglect. And so, there is the belief that once you attain fame, your happiness becomes the focus of everyone’s efforts. You can make or break other people’s reputations. You’ll be the boss.

Who doesn’t want to be the boss, be heard, and be respected, which isn’t so bad? Yet, is getting the promotion and becoming the boss worth climbing all over others, or perhaps stealing their ideas and claiming them as our own?

The familiar thing about all dreams of fame is that being known to strangers emerges as the solution to hurts. It presents itself as the response to an intense need to be valued and treated decently by other people.

Howbeit, fame cannot accomplish what is asked of it constantly. It does have evident advantages. But it also introduces a new set of extreme disadvantages, which the contemporary world refuses to view as structural rather than spontaneous.

Fame used to be limited to those with a unique talent. Today, people can attain the fame they crave through scandals, social media, or being born into wealth.

Every new famous person who disintegrates, has a nervous breakdown in public, or becomes mentally unstable is often judged in isolation rather than interpreted as a victim of an inevitable pattern within the pathology of fame.

Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; the same is true of fame. – Arthur Schopenhauer

Cheating, lying, and falsifying records aren’t the only sins committed to getting to the top. Stealing people’s ideas and claiming them as ours, and falsifying records are also ways of attaining fame through scandals.

I don’t know your quest, but if it’s fame, fortune, or power, don’t kill to have any of it. We all have what it takes to achieve our goals, yet if the end of it doesn’t include; peace of mind, a healthy mindset, love, and happiness, then it isn’t worth it.
Don’t trade your peace of mind and mental health for anything trivia.

I don’t know how people justify lousy behavior so quickly, but considering the scandals revealed practically every day, some don’t seem to worry about it. However, if you care about being accountable, you should worry.

I’m afraid if we don’t guard our desires, we will easily encourage some bad behavior, including treating scandals as fame.

Blessings and Love ❤️



Whitney Edna Ibe is the Executive Consultant, Life & Mental Health Coach, and Writer/ Editor at Whitney Edna Ibe Consult (Blog),, The Social Talks,, and Mental Wellness Society International. She is in charge of consultations, services, and implementation.

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