Sorry, Not into Celebrity Drama

The news is filled with the trivial comings and goings of celebrities. Even our presidential race has been such a huge media craze that I wonder how much of it has to do with politics and how much is just drama. I have always wondered what makes it interesting to delve so deeply into the personal lives of others. I don’t even wish to know the habits of my neighbors, let alone how celebrities spend their days.

What is the obsession with celebrity drama? I have tried to figure it out and have come up with a few things:

  • Perhaps people need something to distract them from their lives because they are not content where they are.
  • It’s possible that it is a common topic of conversation, and so, people need to keep tabs on celeb lives to be able to contribute at the water cooler.
  • Maybe it is just that the public wants to know how it is to live a life that they could only dream of having.
  • Celebrity lives are incredibly interesting and I’m missing out on a whole other aspect of social hierarchy.

Obviously I have not come up with the perfect answer, so I’d be delighted to hear your thoughts, or perhaps, why you like to keep up with the famous people of the world.

I am not judging celebrity fans, so please don’t take offense. I guess I am just content with my simple life and am not interested in having all the things that people in the limelight have. I love my own space, living a life that has meaning to me and the few I choose to spend time with. I don’t need more than love and companionship, and I especially don’t aspire to material wealth. That is just my perspective. Keeping up with the Jones’s is not what I do. But it sure is intriguing to see that so many people out there make a hobby out of watching what celebrities do.

Perhaps it’s all just a social experiment and I’m failing miserably! Feel free to fill me in 🙂