Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Fictitious Fame (A John Green Tribute)

Before we get on with this weeks blog I'd just like to make a quick apology to everyone for releasing it a little late this week. I was actually in a minor car accident on the day I was supposed to publish, but obviously didn't get the time to have an edit then publish. I'm perfectly fine so there is no need to worry!! No one was injured, however the blog was late and I'm sorry for that.

This week something extremely exciting has happened! We have reached over 1300 views on the blog, which has made me extremely excited and I wanted to thank everyone who has visited the page and anyone who continues to return. Getting these views got me thinking, how many more do I need to be well known in the blogging world? To be honest I have no idea, but I'm assuming a lot more. This thought lead me onto thinking about other people who are well known in there sphere of work but not necessarily in the public eye. One person who springs to mind is John Green.
John Green is an incredible person. He is a New York Times best selling author, he runs one of the most popular vlogging channels on YouTube (the vlogbrothers, I strongly recommend checking them out), he is one of the owners of the DFTBA record company and is currently working on bringing one of his books to life in movie form (the book is called The Fault in Our Stars and is fantastic). Yet when I ask people of the general public if they know of John Green the large majority of them don't. It baffles me how someone with so much talent can remain relatively unknown in the world. Yet someone such as Nicki Minaj, who in my opinion is no where near as talented as John, is known by basically everyone.
It seems our society today is less concerned on the skills that that people have and are more concerned on if they can sell themselves. John Green has never been about selling himself, he just goes out every day and does the best he can and has fun with life. He isn't worried if the public eye will accept him or not, as long as he can continue to do what he loves, he is happy. I think we can all take a little something from John Green, whether it's not worrying what people will think and being ourselves or if it's showing us that we don't have to stick to just one career. We need to go out and apply the lessons that John teaches us to our lives everyday. So until next week I shall leave you with the wise words of John Green DFTBA (don't forget to be awesome).

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