Celebrity culture is dying. No longer will ordinary people look up at these gods and feel inferior in themselves. The emergence of social media is changing all of that. In the old days, if we wanted to be entertained, or see some good drama, we had to go to the movie theater, or turn on mid day soaps. No longer. Just look around, day time dramas are falling one by one. Cable movie channels play the same old crap, day in and day out. The movie industry is still thriving but people are getting tired of seeing the same old stories, just with different Super Stars names. More and more people are turning to lesser known independent films to see a good story.
But what about the stories of our own lives? More and more people are taking to social media networks such as Facebook, Myspace, Twitter and Youtube in order to relay their everyday experiences. We have become or are becoming the super stars of our own stories. No longer do we have to look up to others to entertain us, or compel us. We can look to our own selves. More and more people are making their own videos, their own movies and posting them to Youtube. More and more people are writing their own experiences and relaying them to the world via their own blogs, or social networking sites. More and more people are making their own music and posting it for the world to see. What is happening is quite remarkable.
The world is changing, the day of the super star is over, we are all rising to super stardom. The desire to be a super star, and be more famous than others is diminishing, people will write their own stories, sing their own songs, and make their own movies, just to entertain themselves, or their friends and loved ones. The same old same old will fall, and new, original ideas will take its place. Shakespearian dramas have had their run, its time for new Shakespeare's to arise. Music began this process many years ago, but continued the path of the super stars. No longer. New musicians will arise, and not seek out super stardom. Music will be about music, and not fame. The arts will return to their original purpose, to soothe, and to enlighten, and not for celebrity. More and more people will begin to despise the flamboyance of celebrity.
The sad reality is that these celebrities have done this to themselves. They have loved the spot light, and showing off their fame and fortune. Shows like Lifestyles of the rich and famous, as well as MTV's Cribs reveal just how out of touch these people are with the rest of us. Reality TV shows with super stars reveal how arrogant and stupid these people really are. Just look at the MTV show “The Osbornes” to see this play out, not to mention “The Kardashians” a family of nepotists who have never merited the privilege to have such a show. The only person worthy of such an honor on that show, and the one who is rarely shown, is Olympian Chris Jenner. But even he seems to show his contempt for the others from time to time. The next generation, a generation immersed in social networking will barely remember the day of the celebrity. They will be the makers of their own lives, and not live in the shadows of others. More and more social networking sites and post your own video sites will arise, people will have a broad choice in where they relay their everyday experiences with the world.
We should all boycott celebrity and instead have fun making our own movies, our own music and are own stories. Don't be caught up in seeking fame, don't get caught up in mimicking the celebrities. Live your own lives, live the lives of your dreams and don't worry about who sees it or not, or who reads it or not. Write them for yourselves, sing to yourself, live for yourselves. Have fun doing it. Turn away from the super stars, don't watch their movies, don't listen to their music, or read their stories. Instead, turn to lesser known outlets, independent films, off the wall writers, and local musicians. Turn away from anything that resembles celebrity culture, don't buy products advertised by celebrities, who probably have never used those products anyway. Fast forward through any of those advertisements, or through any movie trailer with the big star names. Don't watch professional sports, instead play your own sports, or watch your local school or college play. Don't buy what these super stars are selling, don't spend your hard earned money so they can live in extravagance. Boycott them, mock them, turn away from them. Have fun doing it.