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Only for the select few upon whom good fortune has decided to shine a favorable light. You can probably name 300 actors. We'll bet that today 250 of them are currently unemployed. Is fame worth the very high price in a likely low quality/unstable financial life that you'll pay for it? Is fame good? Is fame something you feel you need? Why do you need it? Is that "happiness" to you? 

You may experience some fame to a lesser extent among your peers, whose respect and admiration may make you feel very good inside. But you'd have that same fame if you were a really well respected cardiologist too. And then you'd actually be doing something of real value for the world. Okay quick: What's the Krebs Cycle all about? Eih, okay, never mind.

Don't get us wrongwe also need entertainment in our lives. We need to laugh, to feel excited, to be wowed or inspired. But we can also get those things from watching someone in a mascot costume trip and fall over, riding a roller coaster or visiting the Grand Canyon, in that order. In other words, film is swell and all, but it isn't necessary to our lives. It's an added bonus. So before you get too hung up on the idea that everyone might know your name and you'll be able to get into any club in the city (which will probably never happen for you anyway), ask yourself if this will truly leave you fulfilled. Because a vast majority of actors eventually discover that it isn't worth the trade-off. Which is why so many cardiologists can fondly tell you stories about their high school production of Carousel.

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