Thursday, August 30, 2007
The Last Excuse?
This blog is NOT about Owen Wilson and his attempted suicide. It is not about Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, or any other celebrity I could care less to meet. I am not judging any of the above celebrities, instead this blog is about anyone and everyone who feels compelled to buy the latest Star magazine to get the latest dish on their "heroes".
While shaking your head at their latest fuck ups, have you ever asked WHY so many celebrities attract so much drama, and appear to be so unhappy even though they have everything society tells us is cool and desirable?
The answer lies in 'the last excuse'. That is, for most of us, there may well be a number of reasons why we are not where we want to be in life. The fact that life is a journey is plain because we have several platforms upon whcih to improve ourselves (career, finances, our own goals, our future legacy, our families, etc). The fact is, without every advantage, the search towards happiness often turns inwards as we search for what truly makes US happy.
The reason so many celebrities are MISERABLE is because the last excuses (money, fame, status, etc) have all been removed. They are faced point blank with the fact that if they are not happy, it is because they are not happy with themselves (who they are becoming, their choices, who they surround themselves with, etc). Whether conscious or sub-conscious, the gravity of the realization that they have not followed the right path to their own reality and happiness can be crushing. The drama, the scandals, the bulshit -- are all the end result as they lash out for help, further acceptance, or resentment of their own existence (and personal choice as to what that entails).
So the lesson we can all learn is - do you need the last excuse removed before you relaize you are not pursuing true happiness? Do you need any excuse?
Or wil you grasp the concept that you can be happy, and it is not what is in your wallet, but what is in your heart that ultimately defines that? For your sake, I sincerely hope so.