The life of the rich and famous

Courtney Hunter

“I want to be famous, have nannies, personal drivers and just marry someone with tons of money!”

Living in South Orange County this kind of lifestyle is in our faces all the time. Women and men are almost determined to find a rich, famous and successful partner. They do not want to work hard. They would rather marry into the “rich life.”

“Their role models include David and Victoria Beckham and

‘WAGs’ (wives and girlfriends of highly paid footballers),” according to the Association of Teachers and Lecturers.

Mary Bousted, the general secretary of the Association of

Teachers and Lecturers, said, “We are not surprised about infiltration of celebrity culture in schools. It reflects the current media obsession with celebrity and the effect of celebrity culture on society as a whole. Celebrities can have a positive effect on pupils. They can raise pupils’ aspirations and ambitions for the future. We are deeply concerned that many pupils believe celebrity status is available to everyone. They do not understand the hard work it takes to achieve such status and do not think it is important to be actively engaged in schoolwork as education is not needed for a celebrity status.”

I want this lifestyle too just as bad as the rest of them but the difference between me and “WAGs” is the simple fact that I am willing to work my way up.

I manage an up coming artist by the name of T.V. (TaVoris Murray) who is an active member in the U.S. Marine Corp. in San Clemente. He and I both know it takes hard work, time and effort to get where we want to be.

Booking events, meeting people in the community, making flyers, and promoting our brand are just a few of the many things it takes to even start becoming known.

I know women and men who would do anything to date a celebrity. Even if they had nothing in common, just the thought of being with a well-known figure makes their life complete.

Websites, like or television shows like Millionaire Matchmaker do not help this new dating trend. They match wealthy men/women with not so wealthy men/woman.

I would think that this would make the millionaires weary of the people they are getting matched with. If I had millions of dollars I would always be thinking, “do they like me or my money?”

Certain individuals wouldn’t even consider dating a man or woman if their income isn’t at “baller status.” It’s incredibly sad that media and entertainment has put this stigma into our minds, especially the minds of young children.

The percentage of people in the world who eventually do become famous is an 1 percent or less.

In order to make millions of dollars you need dedication and education. Very few non-educated people end up rich. Getting five minutes of fame, on a reality show doesn’t ensure you a life of jewels and riches. There are professional athletes that aren’t considered rich. Money doesn’t grow on trees. In order for money to continue to flow in, the person must work for it.

Celebrities and high profile figures are also dealing with the economic downfall. They are filing for bankruptcy and losing their homes just like normal people.

Today’s dreams and ambitions of young children and adults are skewed. People are lazy and believe that becoming rich and famous is as easy as learning your ABC’s. If it was that easy, we would all have our names on billboards.


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