Fandango’s Provocative Question #192


Welcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.

By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.

What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.

They say that everyone gets their fifteen minutes of fame in life, but what if you were one of the few who became famous for a little — or a lot — longer? People think that being famous would be great, but would it really be great, or could it be rife with problems? With fame comes riches, and perhaps never having to worry about paying your bills anymore. But would any amount of money make it worthwhile to sacrifice your privacy, put up with paparazzi, and wonder if people wanted to be with you because of who you are versus how rich and famous you are?

So this week’s provocative question is this:

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

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22 thoughts on “Fandango’s Provocative Question #192

  1. Nope, Not Pam November 30, 2022 / 3:37 am

    Nope, quite happy as I am, thank you

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  2. Paula Light November 30, 2022 / 5:25 am

    Not worth it. Prefer being obscure and keeping my privacy…

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  3. Irene November 30, 2022 / 5:46 am

    If it happened organically, as a recognition for something I developed or contributed with, I think I would be ok, but becoming famous (or infamous) over a meme or a lottery win, etc. would not go well with me.

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    • Fandango November 30, 2022 / 10:41 am

      Maybe you’ll become very famous for publishing a best selling cookbook with all of you delicious recipes.


      • Irene November 30, 2022 / 11:38 am

        Aaaww, thank you, Fandango! 😊

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      • Marleen November 30, 2022 / 11:44 am

        The Grotesque Legacy of Music as Property

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  4. ganga1996 November 30, 2022 / 7:27 am

    Definitely do not want fame like the KING and queens. But I am recognized for something that I worked hard I would take it. By the way the world is fast moving nowadays. If I am recognized for something and am on TV , I will be forgotten in the next 15 minutes for the next latest news. So fine with the 15 minute fame.😃

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  5. Marilyn Armstrong November 30, 2022 / 5:28 pm

    You don’t necessarily lose your privacy by being famous. You have choices about how you live. Even really super famous people manage to maintain their privacy if that is what they want.

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    • Fandango December 1, 2022 / 8:37 pm

      I feel the same way.


  6. Carol anne December 1, 2022 / 8:23 pm

    The short answer is no!
    I wouldnt want to be famous! It causes so many problems!

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    • Fandango December 1, 2022 / 10:18 pm

      I agree. Although I wouldn’t mind the money.


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