Essay – Celebrity status no longer equates with talent/accomplishments. Discuss.

“Gold is gold, even if it does not glitter.”

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Essay Topic- Celebrity status no longer equates with talent/accomplishments. Discuss.

Sample Answer

If not talent and accomplishment, then what else is left to celebrate? In my view a true celebrity is one whose life and work is worth a celebration. Let us dig a little deeper to understand this topic.

To begin, being a celebrity is not about having a ‘temporary-status’. It is not a title or a tag that changes with time. Being a celebrity is a matter of joy for ever. From this perspective a celebrity is one who inspires people, even after his/her death. To quote an example, Mother terssa is a true celebrity on this parameter. Bhagat Singh and Gandhi, are also two such inspiring personalities which I regard as celebrities. Simlarly, Ratan Tata and Bill Gates are two celebrities from the field of business. Further, Amitabh Bachchan and Al Pachino are the true luminaries from the tinsel-world.

A celebrity in  never cares or works for being a celebrity. Their goal is not being famous or rich, but being true to oneself and to serve the world in the best possible way. Glamour and fan-following are the off-shoots not the essence of being a celebrity.

Ironically, people consider famous people as celebrities. This is a wrong notion. Dawood Ibrahim and Ram Rahim might be two names which are known or famous.  But, are they celebrities? Do you want to celebrate their success? It is time we understand the difference between being a celebrity, and being known or famous.

To conclude, Gold is gold, even if it does not glitter. Being a celebrity is not about name and fame, but it is about being true to yourself. It is about setting a new paradigm for generations to draw inspiration from.

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Notes and Comments

Start with a question

If not talent and accomplishment, then what else is left to celebrate? In my view a true celebrity is one whose life and work is worth a celebration. Let us dig a little deeper to understand this topic.

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ielts essay sample – important things are free

Some people think that most important things in life are free and can not be  bought.

To what extent do you agree?

Money can not buy everything. This is especially true for those things which are related to our sense of well-being. Let us dig a little deeper to understand this topic from all perspectives.

What is the cost of true friendship? How much will you pay for mother’s love? Can someone buy you peace of mind? Well, these are a few invaluable assets that do not come with a price tag. Blessed are those who are able to realize this truth and value these most important gifts of life, that are absolutely free.

Similarly, gifts of nature such are rivers, mountains, a cool breeze of air, and good-health are absolutely free. Likewise, our body and sense-organs, the most sophisticated machines  come totally free to us.

The purpose is not to undermine the importance of assets  that can be bought with money. However, it is clear beyond doubt that money can not buy the most important things in life.

Ironically, people give more importance to money and the associated luxuries of life. People are so busy in the pursuit of happiness that they forget to be happy. Surprisingly, there is no finish line of this rat-race. One target leads to another big target and people get caught in the vicious cycle, chasing the mirage of ‘things that can make them happy’.

To conclude, the priceless gifts of life do not come with a price-tag. It is time we realize this cardinal rule.