Fame! I’m Gonna Live Forever!
“Kring, why do you want to be famous?”, somebody asked that me a couple of years ago. I was kind of taken aback and it made me seriously ponder while picking my nose. Hmm… Good question. “I never really thought about it.”, I answered.
I was much younger then. A few more years of contemplation and re-assessment of values and I was led to a not-so-horrible conclusion: That I want to be famous because I want to be a positive influence on others.
Okay, that was an incredibly cheesy and Obama-like line but please allow me to explain.
You know Gwak Jae-Young? No? He was the man behind My Sassy Girl, Windstruck, The Classic, etc. A rather famous director in Korea. Well, Mr. Gwak does not even know of my existence but his works have inspired me to pursue film-making and become one of the best someday. If his talent was limited only to a certain group of people, then my life would have been different.
Oprah, Bob Ong, The Spice Girls and Bo Sanchez all have something in common- they do not know me. But they’ve influenced me in ways I can’t even explain. And that’s why I think it’s important for me to get my name out there because I have things to say and stories to tell and things I want to accomplish, which, I’m hoping, can inspire others as well.
I don’t want to sound too full of my self. I’m not the best out there. I know little compared to other people. Hell, if I were so good I won’t be here right now, just blogging. But I know that I have something to offer and there’s an audience out there who may be interested to read, listen and watch. For more than just 15 minutes.
You know, even just the comments on this blog and on flippish make me really happy. Because they kind of assure me that I matter. That people actually spend time to read my cracktastic articles and watch my often retarded videos AND even leave replies!!! It amazes me, really and honestly, I feel grateful.
People asking for an autograph or photos is nice and swell but that’s not the reason why I do what I do or why I want to complicate my life with fame. If in the future somebody comes up to me and tells me that my work has touched him and made him want to be better, then I’d know my desire to be famous was not futile.
“If you come to fame not understanding who you are, it will define who you are.” – Oprah Winfrey
ps: Sorry if I’ve been MIA for a while now. My muses have taken a vacation while I produced videos. And surfed. Yeah. Surfed with the waves. Of the sea! (more on this next time)
pps: In a topic related to fame, well, I got fan mails! Lolz!
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