Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Importance of Being Important

YOU are important.
Everyone of you is significant.
Humans have a universal need to feel important. However, most have entirely different definitions of what it means to be important. Some people think unless you are famous then you are a nobody, nonexistent, and definitely not important. I have seen celebrities who have egos nearly bigger than the world we live on who just reinforce these beliefs into girls and boys of all ages. I am ashamed at the actors and singers and performers act like they are royalty and fans are just peasants that don't matter. Why do we stand for this? Our society has always perplexed me when it comes to this issue. Everywhere you go you see and hear about these "perfect" famous people who we put on a higher level. It's ridiculous to me.
Now don't get me wrong, there are a number of celebrities out there who are genuine, down to earth, and truly, madly, deeply care for their fans. The cast of Private Practice is a prime example of this. I admire and adore them for their unconditional love towards their fans. Caterina Scorsone, Kate Walsh, Amy Brenneman, and other cast members communicate with their fans via Twitter. They take the time out of their busy schedules to talk to us like we are their friends. They listen to our questions and try to help answer them. Words can never fully express my love (and the love all PPP fans) held in my heart for them. I also appreciate the time they dedicate to various charities.
You don't have to be famous to be important. You may not be able to change the world, but you can change your world and the world of those you love. I know we all dream at one point or another of being in the limelight with millions of adoring fans chasing us all over, but it's more than that. Find out who is truly important to you. You can be important by reaching out and helping others. Always express your love and appreciation to those who are important to you. Be kind. Fame isn't everything. Love is what counts. In the end, love always wins. I love all of you lovelies. You are important to me. Making someone else feel important is like a chain reaction, it makes me feel happy. What's that old saying... people may forget your name, but they'll never forget the way you made them feel. Truth.
What is important to you?

"Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved."
-Barbara Johnson

"Ican is 100 times more important than IQ."

"The salvation of a single soul is more important than the production or preservation of all the epics and tragedies in the world."
-C.S. Lewis

"It is important to remember that we all have magic inside of us."
-J.K. Rowling

"It's important to give it all you have while you have the chance."
-Shania Twain

"We're constantly being told what other people think we are, and that's why it's so important to know yourself."
-Sarah McLachlan

"There is only one time that is important--NOW! It is the most important time because it is the only time that we have any power."

"The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them."
-Stephen King

"It is extremely important for you to believe in yourselves not only for what you are now but for what you have the power to become. The Lord will unfold your future bit by bit. Trust Him."
-Neal A. Maxwell

"It's astonishing how important a person becomes when they die."

"Family is the most important thing in the world."
-Princess Diana

"I believe that as much as you take you have to give back. It's important not to focus on yourself too much."
-Nicole Kidman

"The aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity."
-Ludwig Wittgenstein

"I had found a kind of serenity, a new maturity... I didn't feel better or stronger than anyone else but it seemed no longer important whether everyone loved me or not--more important now was for me to love them. Feeling that way turns your whole life around, living becomes the art of giving."
-Beverly Sills

"What is important is not what someone is but what he is waiting for. Not the events of life but its possibilities."
-Dorothee Solle

"Trust is really important, just in relationships in general. I really don't like people that aren't real people around me at all. I don't like people that are 'yes' people. I don't like people that tell me what they think I want to hear."
-Beyonce Knowles

"It is important not to have the unrealistic expectations that we will find a magic key to get rid of all suffering. It takes determination and patience."
-The Dalai Lama

"It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice."

“Any time you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don’t, then you are wasting your time on Earth.”
-Rolberto Clemente

Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given, then to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing…

“We do not need magic to change the world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already, we have the power to imagine better.”
-J.K. Rowling

“We are not powerless. We have tremendous potential for good or ill. How we choose to use that power is up to us; but first we must choose to use it. We’re told every day, ‘You can’t change the world.’ But the world is changing every day. Only question is…who’s doing it? You or somebody else?”
-J. Michael Straczynski

"We are told to remember the idea, not the man, because a man can fail. He can be caught, he can be killed and forgotten, but 400 years later, an idea can still change the world.”
-V For Vendetta

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