The problem with popularity


The more people like you, promote you, vote for you, or buy what you sell…the more people have demands and expectations of you. You grow, expand, and change as much as the people allow. You belong to the people, that’s why you’re popular.

You can follow a trend to gain popularity, or you can try to create your own, and get people to follow you. Once you’ve succeeded, you better have a plan to satisfy them. The crowd will get antsy, and there’s an act like yours right around the corner.

There are artists who know how to entertain, and others who just specialize in entertainment. I admire artists like Beck and Johnny Depp, who could please the world, but choose to do what pleases them instead, to keep the vision theirs, not the people’s.


About pinklightsabre

William Pearse publishes memoir, travel journals, poetry and prose, and lives in the Pacific Northwest.
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2 Responses to The problem with popularity

  1. bbanublog says:

    I agree with your post and surely the more you are popular the more the demands of the people grow; but it’s only a true artist who sticks to his artistry than the demands outside his realm


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