There’s no denying that people are more captivated by celebrities than ever before. Magazines are everywhere. PerezHilton.com is one of the biggest sites on the internet.
A 2006 CBS article discussed that while for some people who have meaningful relationships in their life, celebrity worship is just a harmless distraction, but for others it can be much more serious. Two years late, in 2008, an article in Time suggests it possibly could be good for our health.
As I prepare for this discussion, I would like your two cents.
Things to think about:
- Why is our culture so obsessed with celebrity?
- How does it affect us?
- How does it affect our kids?
- What are examples you have seen in your life, or in the lives around you, that celebrity “worship” is a real thing?
- Can it be positive?
- Do magazines, television and social media influence this? How so?
- How do we protect our kids?
- If you are a Christian, what are your thoughts on this phenomenon from a faith perspective?
I can’t wait to read your thoughts! I know they will be a huge help for our discussion.
Oh, and in case you don’t know, The Responsibility Project was started by Liberty Mutual as a place to think about—and discuss—what it means to do the right thing. It’s a really content-rich site that is worth checking out.
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