Celebrity is a mixed blessing. It offers the opportunity for comfort, candor, and philanthropy; but it also offers the opportunity for extravagance, self-indulgence, and self-destruction. Ironically, many celebrities lead short, unhappy, meteoric lives that are both fascinating and revolting. So let's be grateful for our modest, mundane, mediocre lives which enforce a measure of normality, rationality, and reality.
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