Fame in name only

This week’s provocative question from Fandango is this:

If you could, would you want to be famous if it meant sacrificing your personal life and privacy? Why or why not?

In a nutshell, no. I value my privacy and would not like to live in a goldfish bowl.
I’ve had my name in the paper (age, marriage, anniversary, ten pin bowling), published a book of poetry (OK, vanity publishing, but it’s out there somewhere) and also a few comments to the editor of the local paper.
I’ve also been interviewed three times when we were on the boat about our life and what I missed most……. which was a riot when I said my washing line, the last including a 5 second clip of me and Maggie on TV!

However, there are some who want it all, the limelight, being famous and yet complain that they want to live a quiet life whilst doing exactly the opposite to get themselves noticed.
Personally, I believe you can be a celebrity, enjoy all it entails but still keep your private life away from the public eye. You just don’t let you ego rule your head.

People are naturally curious and wonder how the other half live, but although I may show an interest in some famous people I like and who seem genuine, I don’t need to know every personal detail from what they eat to the number of toilet tissue squares they use. After all, us non celebs may be in awe and need to have some little bit of mystery!


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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17 Responses to Fame in name only

  1. Bewilded says:

    My sentiments exactly 👍private and personal all the way… Well said 😊🙏🤗

  2. Fandango says:

    If there were only a way to be famous and still live a private life. Almost impossible.

  3. Nope, Not Pam says:

    I think you located the key there, vanity. Kim Kardasian loves being the centre of attention, Keane Reeves keeps to himself, but when he does talk we listen, because he’s not saturating the media

  4. glyn40wilton says:

    I had my 15 minutes of fame in the 70s. Our band backed Sassafras at the local Plaza in 1978. Whad da ya mean; who are they lol

  5. rugby843 says:


    div dir=”ltr”>Never and I feel bad for those who do have to be

  6. murisopsis says:

    I agree – no fame for me!

  7. I like my privacy too. I wouldn’t want to be in the public eye. I guess if you are well known you do sacrifice a certain amount of privacy but those who crave attention and then complain about it need to decide what they really want.

  8. Yes, I would take it all! Haha. If they want to know about my private life, go ahead. I’m not on social media and I don’t go out much, so I’ll stay in my beautiful mansion and go on wonderful vacations to remote places. If they want to follow me to the grocery store and see what I’m buying, that’s fine. I don’t need to hide my bananas from anyone.

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