I’ve been thinking a lot recently about my former Instagram account that I guess would be considered “famous.” I often find myself regretting deleting it because maybe if I didn’t, more people would see my photography. Maybe I would have a larger fan-base. Maybe my work would be wanted in galleries and what-not.
Thinking about this brings the thought to my mind: “Why does society seek fame as much as they do?” Sure I seek fame for certain reasons, and you reading this probably do also. But why do we seek fame? I just don’t understand why we all seek others’ approval and praise. I don’t understand why every time I take a picture I constantly ask “does this look cheesy?” and “do you even like it?” I don’t know why I need this approval and praise, but it is reassuring. Maybe we want fame because it makes us feel better about what we do in our lives, it makes us feel like we are doing “good.”
I’m writing this to say that yes of course I would like to have fame, but we all need to be happy with who we are and what we have.