This post is a tough one to write.
1, because the notion of "fame" is entirely relative,
2, because regardless of its relativity, I still don't know how I feel about it.
The thing is: It seems to me that the best way to combat the big-headedness that inevitably comes with fame is to never truly believe that you're famous.
Unfortunately, for those seeking such a title, this means facing a perpetual state of discontent.
The tradeoff, however, is that you're not obnoxious.
Today, as Polyvore Community Correspondent, I had a chance to hang out with some (relatively) famous folks.
I mean "Relative" only in the sense that, relative to myself, they are famous - In their eyes, however, they are normal. They are normal, hard-working, problem-encountering individuals, unawares of that certain sense of self-importance that comes with the acceptance of fame.
As an outsider, it's difficult for me to imagine how such success could fail to convince an individual of their status, but in a selfish way, I'm happy it hasn't.
In a sense, if we all continue to embrace the notion that there will always be someone more famous, more successful, more established - we all somehow stay situated in the same situation; Just above where we were, just below where we want to be.
It's only when you convince yourself of your own ultimate superiority that you truly lose perspective -
It's only then that you relinquish the ability to relate to your inferiors -
if only because you finally actually see them as such.
Until then, we're all just in the middle of some inevitably skewed spectrum of success.
Moral of the story, thank you Nadia, Florencia, Veronica, Dylana, & Natalie, for teaching me that successful people don't have to be snobby ones.