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!