Category Archives: Fame
Have you ever witnessed (or maybe have been in the midst of it yourself) someone who is so desperate for something you just know it is going to slip between their fingers. It might be a relationship, a job, money, or fame. But whatever it is, you almost get the feeling there is a cruel joke being played. The person who wants it the most is not going to get it.
I watched an episode of the TV show Survivor last night. And in the episode there was one man who was seeking to be made the leader. He kept asking for a chance to be leader. He begged to be made leader. And the more he begged, the more people saw him as being too desperate and not likely to be a good leader. The very act of communicating his desire so fervently was the deciding factor in the other people not wanting to help fulfill that desire. He was not made leader. He was voted off the island instead.
Whether you become famous or not, in the end you will still be living with yourself day to day, every day. If you aren’t happy with that person, then being known world-wide is not going to help you. Being confident inside yourself of your own worth and ability is the most secure way to deal with whatever happens, fame or obscurity.
Drawing by Marty Coleman of The Napkin Dad Daily
Quote by John Keats, 1795-1821, English Romantic poet
Oh, and don’t forget to vote for The Napkin Dad at the aha moment campaign. It will make me famous, I am sure.
We have time travelled backward from yesterday, this quote is by Cato the Elder, who lived right smack dab in between Marcus Aurelius and Socrates.
Cato was a bit of an over achiever. He was a diplomat, politician, historian and a farmer. He had seen many a monument to people whom he, no doubt, felt were unworthy of the honor but for their station and influence in life.
His point is simple. Better to let people say you should be more famous than to say you are not worthy of the fame you have.
Drawing and commentary by Marty Coleman of The Napkin Dad Daily
Quote by Cato the Elder, Roman Renaissance man (before the Renaissance), 234 BCE – 149 BCE
l Oct. 15th, then, if I reach the finals, the voting starts again.
Let’s have a ‘Fame Week’ at The Napkin Dad Daily, shall we? I want to go through history and see how the perception has changed. First up, Socrates.