I started this post with an important definition you will find below due to the concern I have over where our society:
Depersonalization disorder or depersonalization can consist of a reality or detachment within the self, regarding one’s mind or body, or being a detached observer of oneself. Subjects feel they have changed and that the world has become vague, dreamlike, less real, or lacking in significance. It can be a disturbing experience.
That’s right depersonalization is a real thing and it speaks a lot about the people that we currently find popular as a society where our mentality is. It brings up many concerns that as a society we find self conceited and narcissistic people interesting. Maybe they act a certain way that secretly we wish could act like, or are able to get away with certain things that we wish we could get away with.
Your watching someone else live their life while yours is quite literally passing. Every moment seems like it is able to draw one in and somehow detaches us from reality, if only for a brief second.
There are probably a few names that come into mind by now and some may have certain people in particular. I believe there is a phenomena of curiosity in our country. How could we as a society categorize the skill set required for this career choice? How could we even determine a value?
Are these people more important to our community than teachers, scientists or engineers? To name only a few professions. The amount of money that they are able to make off of this biased fame is impressive. The value contributed for the betterment of humanity.
One could argue their value is more global since they are able to “entertain” the masses. I sometimes questions this value and what really it is that makes this person “special”. When we as a society refuse to give this people attention and focus on the real heroes of time, only then will the economies of entertainment re-align and begin to cater to what we see fit as entertainment. Persistence and perseverance. Change will come but we must demand it. Stop contributing to fruitless entertainment alternatives and focus on the people that really impact our world.