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Fame or Faithfulness; Which Should be Prioritized? Fame or Faithfulness; Which Should be Prioritized?

November 27, 2012

This write up discusses the advantages and disadvantages associated in
prioritizing fame over faithfulness or faithfulness over fame. It
asserts that there are two unequal parallels in that a balance cannot be struck.Hence, the onus is on the individual to state the one that
should be given priority at the expense of the other.

Fame and faithfulness are virtues mankind appreciate. As a matter of
fact, most peoples of the world would desire they have both virtues and
more importantly, strike an even balance between them. However, this
feat is practically impossible as the terms ‘fame’ and ‘faithfulness’
are described as ‘two unequal parallels’. The big question is ‘should
faithfulness be prioritized over fame or should fame be prioritized over
faithfulness?’

Of course, fame exposes people to the world. Many celebrities become
influential world figures, courtesy of fame. No doubt, fame brings to
the spotlight an array of ‘diligent’ individuals  who wish to be famous
and favours such as financial favours, contract-based offers form
leading firms from every nook and canny of the world, admiration by
people, all kinds of glamour, built reputation, audience, followership
and other recognized attachments are drawn to them. On the other hand,
faithfulness apparently keeps people away from the corridors of
worldwide recognition. Moreover, it is a virtue that seem to keep people
in the dark and make them become spectators ton those who make the
news.

Nonetheless, being in the spotlight blindfolds people from certain
facts. Many individuals who became famous would initially have the
rationale of having more time to themselves, exercise freedom and
privacy only to realize the reverse becomes the case. No wonder a cynic
once remarked; ‘a celebrity is a displayed or showcased public property
whose longevity of service is dependent on the level of concurrence and
appreciation who are interested. Many celebrities have no privacy at
all; most times, they are always moving from place to place without
necessarily creating time to cool off. Many of them fall victims of drug
addiction, alcoholism, drug peddling and trafficking and other forms of
moral decadence, no thanks to the absence of faithfulness. In fact,
many celebrity marriages hit the rocks because of the very absence of
faithfulness.

 

On the other hand, people, whose falls under the watchful
eyes of faithfulness have a completely different story to tell. This
security precludes them form the servitude of drug and alcohol
addiction, drug trafficking and sustains their marriages. More
importantly, faithful people are interestingly the bedrock of the
famous; they contrite immensely, though behind the scene of the news
making or at the background, towards the steady rise to fame of those
who are poised to accomplish this feat. John Wesley, founder of the
great Methodist Church Movement, was very famous during his day courtesy
of the steady moral upbringing and unwavering support of his mother.

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