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Cyclopedia of Economics

By: Sam Vaknin

...ship. Additionally, his wrong instructions – motivated by greed and the pursuit of celebrity – were a crucial contributing factor. The owner should... ...rld which may be closely correlated to reality – and, yet again, may not. Fame and Celebrity The notions of historical fame, celebrity and notoriet... ...celebrities. But why? When the human foibles, vulnerabilities, and frailties of a celebrity are revealed, the fan feels humiliated, "cheated", hop... ..., the fan must establish his or her moral superiority over the erring and "sinful" celebrity. The fan must "teach the celebrity a lesson" and show ... ...sistic grandiosity. It puts the fan on equal footing with the exposed and "naked" celebrity. Q. This taste for watching a person being humiliated ... ... themselves in the place of the reporter (when he asks something embarrassing to a celebrity) and become in some way revenged? A. The reporter "re... ...ly because they are public figures and regardless of their true accomplishments. A celebrity is famous for being famous. Of course, such journalist... ...lleagues in an endless and self-perpetuating food chain... 7. I think that the fan-celebrity relationship gratifies both sides. What are the advant... ... are the advantages the celebrities get? A. There is an implicit contract between a celebrity and his fans. The celebrity is obliged to "act the par...

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Capitalistic Musings

By: Sam Vaknin

...uption. They endeavor to out-smart the system and shortcut their way to fortune and celebrity. 3. They resort to self-deprecation. They idealize the... ...hold narcissistic supply from him and thus to prevent him from becoming a notorious celebrity. Given a sufficient amount of media exposure, book c...

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