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Old 01-08-2007, 02:22 PM   #1
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Default Discussion thread: Is the main objective for young people today to become famous?

and by famous i mean well-known like paris hilton or whoever

all the girls gone wild and reality shows (america's next top model, project runway, so you think you can dance, american idol, etc) seem to indicate this

any takers? am i just out of touch w/ the youth of america?

 
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Old 01-08-2007, 02:25 PM   #2
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what is your main objective - or what it used to be when you were in your teenage years?

I was dreaming of NHL career

 
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Old 01-08-2007, 02:34 PM   #3
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Good thread, with the rise of the reality television fad people can become famous without having to commit their lives to the pursuit of it. many bands give up everything in pursuit of fame but with this reality telly anyone can have a pop. So no, i dont think it is the main objective bar a few desperate people, but it would be nice.

 
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Old 01-08-2007, 02:47 PM   #4
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in my 8th grade yearbook, i put that i wanted to be a journalist

what a loser!

 
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Old 01-08-2007, 02:50 PM   #5
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in my 8th grade yearbook, i put that i wanted to be a journalist

what a loser!
well I made it to Canada, at least

 
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Old 01-08-2007, 02:53 PM   #6
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what is your main objective - or what it used to be when you were in your teenage years?

I was dreaming of NHL career
That's the thing. Kids don't even care about being famous FOR something, they just (think) they want to be famous.
Like Paris Hilton

P.S. Go Red Wings

 
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Old 01-08-2007, 02:55 PM   #7
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I heard somewhere that there was a study of who todays' youths wanted to model themselves after and aspire to be like, and topping the list was like Donald Trump.


 
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Old 01-08-2007, 02:56 PM   #8
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I heard somewhere that there was a study of who todays' youths wanted to model themselves after and aspire to be like, and topping the list was like Donald Trump.

Ewww.

 
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Old 01-08-2007, 03:12 PM   #9
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hockey fans, i hope you saw this from the other night...


 
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Old 01-08-2007, 03:28 PM   #10
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"That's the most ridicuous thing I've ever seen."

 
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Old 01-08-2007, 03:32 PM   #11
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That's the thing. Kids don't even care about being famous FOR something, they just (think) they want to be famous.
Like Paris Hilton

P.S. Go Red Wings
improper paranthesis use

 
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Old 01-08-2007, 03:34 PM   #12
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what is with these mpp threads about young girls

 
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Old 01-08-2007, 03:38 PM   #13
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vicarious living

 
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Old 01-08-2007, 04:09 PM   #14
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hockey fans, i hope you saw this from the other night...
and this from last night!


 
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Old 01-08-2007, 04:20 PM   #15
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just take a look at the youtube video bloggers

 
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Old 01-08-2007, 04:22 PM   #16
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yeah, that was pretty spectacular. not as great as Ovechkin's goal from his back though.

this is worth another watch too:


 
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Old 01-08-2007, 04:32 PM   #17
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i don't really know young people or see young people, so i don't really know what they like or what they think about. the only two kids i really know are my female cousin who is 13 and my male cousin who is 17. i think that the girl wants to be a vet or something dealing with animals (that was a common dream of many young girls when i was one, too), and i think that my male cousin has no idea what he wants to do (also typical). i doubt that most young people today aspire to be famous. but like someone said earlier in the thread, the possibility of becoming famous has grown (by the weakening of the idea of what it means to be famous) so it's a more attainable goal. you be famous for some youtube video and also want to be a nurse when you grow up...

i know that didn't help much but like i said, i'm clueless about kids. i decided again today that i really really don't want kids. :/

 
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Old 01-08-2007, 04:39 PM   #18
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how's Thom doing?

 
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Old 01-08-2007, 04:48 PM   #19
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he's doing good; hanging with his sister who is in texas for one week only. he got a 4.0 in school and is having fun. our one-year anniversary is on the 17th. :P


btw, thom wants kids. :/

i mean, not now, but definitely sometime.

 
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Old 01-08-2007, 04:49 PM   #20
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who doesnt want self-validation on a massive scale?

 
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Old 01-08-2007, 04:55 PM   #21
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yeah, i think you're on to something there. it's a symptom of the youtube/myspace culture. kids may aspire to some career, but it's hard for them to see that far into the future and even harder to plan for it. besides, these days it seems like very few people are actually renowned for advancements or achievements in careers other than those in the media. instead people are brought to fame simply for being on television, for being rich, and for who they know. when kids see how easy it seems to be on t.v. or on the internet, they forget about working towards their career and instead lean on social services like myspace in hopes that they can become renowned for their lame and pathetic little lives.

 
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Old 01-08-2007, 11:01 PM   #22
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"i only play for money i don't give a fuck about the fans "

 
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Old 01-08-2007, 11:03 PM   #23
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If I could somehow work my music or art into many people's homes without being quote unquote famous, I'd be perfectly happy.

 
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Old 01-08-2007, 11:49 PM   #24
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i've never wanted to be famous for anything

only happy

 
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