Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Should celebrities suffer too?

Sean Hannity asked the question the other night: a. Should Al Gore have four homes and talk about global warming? b. Should Leonardo DiCaprio talk about the environment and fly around in private jets, and etc. etc.? Then there are the inevitable current jokes about poor Sheryl Crowe trying to help the world by suggesting we use less toilet paper. I guess one sheet was too little to contemplate for most people:)) Sean did say he didn't give a darn and that if he had the money that he would have his own jets and limos too! What's the matter Sean Hannity? Don't they pay you well enough at Fox News?

Well here's the answer: If you are a success, it is not something to be ashamed of at all. I say you should enjoy it as most people do. Of course God Bless Warren Buffet as the best example of 35 billion dollars of moderation that even I could not match. Nonetheless, it is easy to enjoy the trappings of celebrity and to do nothing else. Nobody requires people to care or to help others. They do it because they want to. Al Gore, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sheryl Crowe and many other stars and political luminaries give tirelessly of their time and effort and money because they care. It's that simple: they really do care. Are their lives contrary to what they suggest others do? OK, the answer is yes. But that does not mean that they are required to give millions of their own money, or work daily to inspire others so that our children and grandchildren will have a better world. In fact many of these "Famous Angels" are the inspiration for a generation of giving that has expanded beyond any expectation and has made the United Sates the most generous givers in the world. Let's admit it: There would be no telethons, charity concerts, public awareness or many government assistance programs without the help of celebrities. Bono rides on private planes and has a great life and he has also helped an entire continent of children and people with aids.

So here's the bottom line: I say to those fortunate enough to have celebrity success to please enjoy it and in addition I give kudos and much thanks to those of you that care enough to help others everyday. Many people could not live at all without you and you don't have to give up your good life to do Gods work. God Bless!

That's my opionion. What's yours? Sphere: Related Content

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