Reasons Not to Become Famous

Reasons Not to Become Famous

If you don’t happen to be the most humble person on earth, you will have had moments when you thought to yourself that it might be nice to be famous. Maybe not Beyoncé-famous, but proper famous within your area of expertise. This candid post by Tim Ferriss provides you with ample reasons to reconsider. It’s not just that, «when you become famous, you end up with a 24-hour job». If your audience is large enough, by sheer probability, you end up with death threats, stalking, attempted fraud, identity theft, even kidnapping. What I like about the post is that he isn’t complaining (he’s still privileged in many ways), but giving comfort to all unhappily unfamous ones.

From Weekly Filet #443, in May 2023.

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