The Voice, on the other hand, is about real talent, which is why I can't name a single winner.
The problem is that being famous is replacing traditional goals. When a poll of 16-year-olds finds that 54 percent of them want to be famous, but only 1 percent want to work in an office and 4 percent want to become teachers, you are setting a whole generation up for a lifetime of feeling like a failure. Working in a sea of cubicles is soul-destroying enough without your broken dreams hanging over you the whole time.
And those dreams of being the first actor-turned-director-turned-astronaut will still be there for most of you. Even once we grow up and get jaded, 40 percent of us still want to be famous. Thirty percent of you probably daydreamed about it at some point today.
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Don't forget to put your hand on your face, or it doesn't count.
And these days, thanks to social media, we can all feel a little bit famous every minute of the day. Even if you have only 50 Twitter followers, that is 50 people who seem to care about what you have to say, who might retweet a joke or like a photo. But those micro-fame moments become addictive and can destroy your self-esteem, rather than improve it like intended. Millions of people who post selfies on Instagram are bothered when they don't get enough likes and will even take posts down if they don't garner enough attention.