Where does this desire for fame and fortune come from?

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  • 2 months ago

    its all over rated. people dont want to starve so they invent business and commerce, they dont want to work so they hire others to do it. they want the most profit for doing the least work. actors and entertainers have the ability to be most profitable as long as many people are buying their product and services.

    however be warned there are people that dont do this in a righteous way, there are these that will kill and murder for their filthy lucre, and there are these that join secret combinations which are secret societies and covens and what ever else they call themselves. see Helaman6:

    25 Now behold, it is these secret oaths and covenants which Alma commanded his son should not go forth unto the world, lest they should be a means of bringing down the people unto destruction.26 Now behold, those secret oaths and covenants did not come forth unto Gadianton from the records which were delivered unto Helaman; but behold, they were put into the heart of Gadianton by that same being who did entice our first parents to partake of the forbidden fruit—27 Yea, that same being who did plot with Cain, that if he would murder his brother Abel it should not be known unto the world. And he did plot with Cain and his followers from that time forth.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    You Tube, although the desire might have created the You Tube success. Another possibility is the lessening of the influence of religion.  If we're all just a different kind of animal and ultimately we're all pretty insignificant, the desire for fame and material excess might be a reaction to that attitude. 

    Television is another potential culprit.  Television transmits carefully crafted images that are designed to appeal to particular demographics.  The people aimed at relate their own pretty humdrum lies to what they see as glamorous and feel insignificant. Schools encourage the myth of "making a difference" as empty a phrase as is imaginable. It really means become rich and famous or it's some kind of virtue signaling. 

    Living a life of raising children, being productive, and taking care of yourself is looked down upon as though it is something other than what it really is: the backbone of our culture. The desire for more and more and more can never be satisfied.

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  • 2 months ago

    peer Brainwashing

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  • 2 months ago

    People have always wanted the things that others have, that is how advertising works. If you don't know about something, it is unlikely that you will want it. Fame and fortune is presented to us every day by different media. It takes maturity to realise that the desire for that which you do not have has no end to it.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    John 8:44 Your father the Devil

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  • Den B7
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    The desire for wealth and power.

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  • Marco
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    I wouldn't like to be famous. But everyone has some desire for connection and love, and for some fame appears to be the ultimate way to accomplish this. 

    Everyone also struggles from day to day, and fortune would alleviate that struggle. In all honesty, I think I would become a self-loathing slug if I came into a large sum of money, but still the allure of not having to stress everyday about money is there. 

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  • 2 months ago

    IT MIGHT HAPPEN TO THOSE who have famous parents.

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