Fame is what is most sought after thing in today’s world. People would do anything just to get famous. Once they get the fame, they do not want to live behind the scenes but rather continue living in the spotlight. The worst thing is that their family members also feel the effects of their family member being famous. For instance, take the blue ivy Lucifer nickname that was publicly associated with Jay-Z and Beyonce’s newly born daughter. The following article highlights how fame affects traditional family lifestyle.
Fame and traditional family lifestyle
Your lives are made public
A family is a private thing, but fame affects the traditional family lifestyle. There will be no single time that anything you do or anything in the family will remain private. Everything that the family members do will be subject to public scrutiny and even ridicule. This makes the family lack privacy since all there life is under the public’s glare. This may impact negatively on the children especially in cases where they will be ridiculed by members of the public.
Pressure of a lot being expected from you
Being a family member of a famous person may make one feel pressured since the public expects too much from you. In some instances, the family members may feel like they are not supposed to make mistakes even if such mistakes are part of growing up as children. This may push the children to be perfectionists to avoid public ridicule which may put unnecessary pressure on them for no good reason. It is important for children to grow up when they know that they are not perfect humans. For adult members, some are pushed to go for cosmetic surgery some of which are life threatening just to fit in public.
Imposter syndrome on the famous person
Not all the famous people are perfect. One may end up feeling like they are an imposter when they start feeling that they don’t deserve the success they have. It may also trickle down to the family members as well. Some fear being discovered that they are not as attractive, intelligent or talented as their fame may portray them to be. Some have their fan idealize them in ways that they may not be able to match in their real lives. As a result, they and their families may start feeling that the gifts they have are not enough making them have an inadequacy sense.
Having a quest for media spotlight
Most of the famous people may fear their fame slowly going down. They may eventually feel obsessed about their loss of attention from the fans and the media. Some who lose this attention may feel that they no longer have purpose or importance in this life. Some may turn into self-destruction things and behaviors to help them cope with this feeling. Those that are on the receiving end of such mannerisms are the family members since they have to cope with you. It may put them under stress as well as they help one recover from such behaviors.