Have any of you been watching “Lyndsay” on the OWN Network? The program is more of a documentary then reality TV show and is much darker then its’s fellow contemporaries like “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” It follows Lyndsay as she moves to New York to reinvent herself and start a new and sober life. Many people think that being a celebrity is all about expensive clothes, oodles of money, jet-setting across the globe and dinning at incredibly expensive restaurants. And for some they do experience just that, but at what price? When watching “Lyndsay” I could not help but be struck by how little control she has over her life. And it seems she is never alone. When one reaches that level of fame, can they really be themselves? Would it even be safe? I do not think I could handle living life like that. I personally like my anonymity and think I would make one lousy celebrity. What do you think? Would you want to be a celebrity? In the case of Lyndsay she really didn’t choose it per say as she started so young. And wether you love her, or you hate her. If you are rooting for her, or waiting for her to fail, I do not think you can really envy her. She does seem to be serious about getting her life on track, but with so little control and constantly living in a fish bowl, how does one do this exactly? It is interesting this concept of “the celebrity”— a modern day phenomenon that both fascinates and repels.
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