Here's the thing about rock stars. We make them. Somewhere along the line, someone captures our attention with their combination of talent, ambition, personality and we reward them by becoming a fan. Their music taps our imagination, our dreams and inspires us. We grow up wanting to be like them. We choose to accept them despite their numerous personal flaws which often manifest in public. They represent the best and worst of us—a caricature of the human race that's larger than life. We need them and in some ways are them.
Rock stars don't represent the reality of everyday life. The unglamorous daily churn of making it through the day does. We all get up, do the best we can, go to sleep and start all over again, all the while hoping that we are doing something worthwhile that will make some kind of difference. Most of us relate to this. We also relate to the idea that much of the time it often goes unnoticed.
So we turn our attention to the rock stars that do get noticed.
And that's that's where we need to keep a bit of perspective. Rock stars fill stadiums, draw crowds, entertain and influence pop culture. Everyday people make the world go round. But might I make a suggestion for the rock stars, the aspiring ones and the every day Joes and Janes who make the world go round?
Do your best to make a contribution.
That's all. It doesn't really matter what camp your fall into. There will always be people who put others on stages and yet others who tear those pedestals down. That won't change. Neither will the fact that we all get up, give life a shot and go to sleep hoping we did something worthwhile. And I'll keep this post short because I have a lot of work to get to. So good luck with your efforts—hopefully you can make a difference.