I recently saw a photo of Angelina Jolie with two of her children. In the background I could could see a group of people standing a few feet away taking pictures with their phones. Like they were at a zoo taking photos of animals! I would hate that. I'm walking with my kids and one cries for the lollipop she just dropped and the other kicks me in the shins while singing a Ke$ha song and someone's taking pics with their iPhone so they can post it on Facebook. Um, no thank you.
Or what about posing with celebrities as if they are statues, asking your friend to take your pic with such-and-such famous person? Something else interesting to ponder is, if you or I were to see a celebrity on the street, we probably wouldn't start a conversation with them, we'd stare and talk about them. How is that something people strive for!? Like, "What I really want in my life is for people to obsess over me, but never really know me. I want them to follow me around and take pictures, but treat me like I'm unapproachable." jigga what? And guess what? Actors pretend to be other people. That's their job. Exactly what about that is so amazing? So amazing that we fawn all over them and give them awards. So a person pretends to be another person, perhaps pretending to be someone that does something awesome like save the world, and we're all, "Wow! You pretend to do awesome stuff, like, so well! Award for you!" Now, don't get me wrong, I love me some movies and television. Truly, I do. They're like live action books. Okay? I love them. But I do not think it's appropriate to worship actors. It make no sense to me. Not only do actors only pretend to do great things and have beautiful love stories, they get paid in yachts of money, floating on rivers of swag. So, they get awarded for pretending and make more money then the president. Oh the humanity!
I know some celebrities are U.N. Ambassadors, or they run charities, or they donate money; but, uh, they're still filthy rich, they still have leagues of admirers, they still pretend to be great people as their careers, and they still have more opportunities then most of us could ever dream of.
I want to see me some actual Great People Awards. Forget giving gold statues to actors, let's show teachers and nurses and aid workers and animal shelter volunteers and foster parents that they are the ones deserving of an award and a yacht of money. Can you imagine how amazing our country could be if our emphasis were on those people?