Well, COVID-19 is famous. Famous for causing fear in more people on earth than the actual virus has caused the flu. So what about fame? I believe everyone is famous for something and to someone. We think of fame as well known people, places, or things. But what is famous in one place, may not be in another.
I'm always amused when a restaurant advertises, "World Famous Pizza" Really? It's like describing a self-centered, egotistical person as "...a legend in their own mind." Famous to themselves. Hoping others will agree. Most fame comes from accomplishment that is tested and recorded like the things in my little sketch. When the world is watching a competition, the one standing on the winner's box being handed the prize is now famous for that success.
When fame comes with fortune, as it often does, when it is monetized and advertised, it can give an impression that it's a wonderful thing to desire. Everyone is looking for their "lucky break" on Sunset Boulevard. But there's a saying, " A life without fame can be a good life, but fame without a life is no life at all. Clive Jame
Claire Danes said, "People confuse fame with validation or love. But fame is not the reward. The reward is getting fulfillment out of doing the thing you love. " People who do things passionately with all their hearts are the ones whose fame you respect, admire, and enjoy.
I said everyone is famous for something to someone. My Dad was famous in his circle for being the preacher who also fixed watches and clocks. He was famous for his rendition of the poem "Albert and the Lion" by Marriott Edgar, told with a walking stick in his hand. He was also famous for inviting people home for tea, and not telling my Mom. She was famous for reacting by saying, "The gravy in the navy, you get used to it."
Everyone is famous for something to someone. Jesus Christ is famous and each time we look at our calendar and see the year, it's because His fame has lasted 2,020 years... so far. He's promised us a home in his famous 'heaven' if we just believe in everything else he's famous for. Amen!
Linda McKendry, renaissance girl accused of doing too many things. Loves to educate, motivate, inspire, and empower (entertain).