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Views & Reviews From the Frontline

Heal the world?

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b2758 (Published 08 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b2758

Caveat Celebrity

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

Competing interests:
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Competing interests: No competing interests

17 July 2009
Hugh Mann
Physician
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA