According to a study at a University in New York they say that true happiness derives from having close relationships, time to focus on personal growth and connections to your community, and that the celebrity lifestyle can make those things extremely difficult. The fame and fortune you get from being famous isn’t worth it.
Fame and fortune doesn’t keep all celebrities happy. “If being a celebrity is so great, why are so many of them, well, kind of messed up?” For example Justin Bieber at the age of 16 was in the top hits, earning millions of dollars and had sold-out concert tours. Lately, however, at the age 22 Justin has been arrested for drunk driving, charged with vandalism and has bailed on a couple of shows. Another example Shia LaBeouf, was an actor in the movie Transformers, he is now known mostly for bizarre meltdowns in public and also struggles with drugs and alcohol. Jennifer Lawrence has had to deal with a lot of drama, her phone has been hacked and her looks and eating habits have been criticized in the media.
Some people think that being a celebrity is great. People might think it could make them happy to be a celebrity because of all of the attention they get from photographers and fans. Others may just think being famous could make you happy because of the money they'd get from it. It seems as that celebrities who became famous as a teenager deal with the fame better than someone who became a celebrity as an adult. "It can be difficult for a celebrity to trust others and to make and keep true friends. Stars have to wonder if their “friends' like them for who they are or what they have." "Famous people can't so much as walk their dogs or tie their shoes without being gawked at, photographed, tweeted about, or Instagrammed."
Not all celebrities crumble under the pressure of fame. Many celebrities that became famous as a teenager seem to deal with the fame better than if you became famous when you’re an adult. Many teens like all of the money they get from it and like the idea of being very well known. Celebrities that became famous as a teen may be able to deal with the fame better because they’ve been dealing with it most of their life.
The fame and fortune you get from being famous isn’t worth it. The happiness you get from fame fades away in no time. It’s hard for people to do everyday things without being followed by paparazzi, and posted about all over social media. Many celebrities are criticized on the internet. Being a celebrity isn’t as great as everyone thinks it is.