Howdy! A Portland, OR native, I currently reside in the northern San Diego County area as a freelance writer. When I'm not sipping coffee, soaking up some rays and writing or playing guitar you can find me at the hot yoga studio.
There’s been a lot of debate over the last couple of weeks about whether or not Justin Bieber deserves all the hype that he’s gotten in the last few years.
My answer to this is no. And I’ll explain why in a little bit. But let me first get into my reasoning.
I was on the other side of this for a while, and I'll give you some of my thoughts on why he should be so lucky to be this famous right now.
He’s the only young and hot celebrity that there’s been in awhile
He and Chris Brown would make a good celebrity power couple. Not only because they’re both hot, but because both of them are very controversial.
So I’m sure their name alone would cause riots to erupt across the globe.
Not to mention all of the illegal drugs that they could do all over the world.
Just imagine if they were a couple on a show like E! True Hollywood Story. I think we all know what I’m talking about.
What made Lady Gaga popular was when she promoted her album.
Justin Bieber is doing it on his own. He’s even launching a line of candy that will be sold at Walmart.
He seems to be doing things that no other young and hot celebrity has done before. And his list of accomplishments for this year is enough to make a girl go weak in the knees.
I think it’s pretty safe to say that most people have heard of some of the things that happened in his past.
He was underage drinking and partying in a photo studio. But he didn’t talk about it until he was caught.
And that was just the last year he was involved with the industry. He used to be a party boy, who didn’t care about his future.
But now he’s trying to put his past behind him, and I'm sure the fans love it. Because they know what he’s capable of.
They know that he can deliver a catchy tune or a heartfelt performance. They know that he’s just as talented as any of the new pop stars on the scene today.
And I'm sure that’s the part that makes it easier for him to stay in the public eye.
I think if he was fully ashamed of his past, he wouldn’t be doing all of this stuff. He’s making it a point to make his past something to be proud of. And that’s one of the most admirable things I’ve ever seen.
But I still don’t think he deserves all the fame. So I'm asking you the reader to please explain why I should like Justin Bieber.
I’m having a really hard time grasping this whole fame thing. Everything in it is a lie, right?
In movies and television, the news and the magazines, and all of the famous people are all fake people.
They’re painted-up. They’re glamorous.
And they have no soul. They are losers. They are insecure.
This is sad. To lose your own soul and look for it in someone else.
Because this person may very well never know your soul. If they did, they’d find something else to make you insecure.
It lets you write all the mean tweets about people in your community you’re a loser for hating on them.
Or it lets you look at your enemies’ stupid selfies and cry on their shoulder because you can’t win an argument on Twitter anymore.
It lets you block people on Facebook and Instagram and tell the rest of the world how much you hate them because you’re sure you’ll win their attention back one day.
It lets you go crazy and cry because no one reads your stories anymore and you can’t go back to writing just for the fun of it.
It lets you criticize all the terrible people in your community or write bullshit on your blog because, really, who can you write about that’s as big of a loser as you are?
And it lets you forget about all the horrible things that have happened to you because you know you can’t be alone with your fears and failures.
You can never learn anything from fame. Fame makes you an egotistical, useless piece of shit.
It gives you false hope that you can make a difference in the world but it also makes you feel as though you’re part of a society that has all abandoned you.
And it tells you that you’re somehow special because you’re seen all over the place but at the same time it tells you that all the same people you see everywhere are the same people you will be alone with forever.
It’s a side effect of a narcissistic world that tells you you’re an imperfect human being if you don’t find yourself in a state of complete conquest.
You need to find yourself in a state of a personal possession that you can tout to others.
It’s a lie. A huge fucking lie.
People who go out of their way to avoid getting their picture taken look hollow and stupid. You can hide a horse under a bus, but sooner or later you’re going to see it.
Maybe you’re really good at making small talk. Or you’re a good public speaker.
Or you make the world’s best cheesecake. Maybe you’re an angel with soft hands who’s kind to all of her neighbors.
But none of that is going to get you a moment in the sun unless you make yourself look like a good public speaker by inviting people into your small home for a selfie.
Or you need to let the rest of the world see how much you hate your wife’s friends.
Or if all else fails, you’re going to need to make sure your car doesn’t seem to be in terrible shape by sending a dozen pictures of the holes in the floorboard.
The truth is that we are all alone in this world. We’re all losers. We’re all never going to find our hearts’ desires.
So let’s all be idiots for each other and love each other despite it. Let’s all be weirdos who like to go to the movies and criticize our sisters’ exes for sleeping with prostitutes.
Let’s all come together and pretend that everything will be okay.
Because being alone with your fears, failures, and your failures will inevitably lead to loneliness and hurt.