Muhammad Ali, Usain Bolt, Mother Teresa, Mahatma Gandhi are just some of the names of people who deserved every accolade that was placed upon their heads, they excelled and accomplished a great deal in their lives. They are not included in the group of people who will do anything to receive attention.
These are the people who seem to spend every moment of the day trying to get attention for other people’s good deeds. Politicians are at the head of this group. We all know that business owners are at the heart of growth in any country’s finances, they create the jobs which put money in the governments funds, yet when the country is doing well the politicians are shouting, look what a great job we’re doing. When the country is in recession, the cry is, businesses are the problem, it’s not our fault.
Other people who fall into this list are so-called celebrities who are famous for reasons I haven’t got the time or interest to find out but the general public can’t get enough of them if the two minutes of, “I’m a celebrity get me out of here,” I watch last night is anything to go by; these normal people were put out in the bush to do things nobody in their right mind would do unless their very existence was at stake but these regular people were doing it to get attention, and the baying crowd were cheering them on.
My favourite quotes on this topic are,
- “Some people don’t want to be fixed because being broken gets them the attention they crave.”
- “Boasting and gloating confirms your need for other people’s approval.”
- “Some people might as well put “wants attention,” as their status.”
- “He’d arrive at the opening of a paper bag if he could get attention.”
- “Insecurity screams while silence exudes confidence.”
There’s nothing wrong with getting attention but it should be for the right reason. The following quote is the one I admire.
- “Seek respect not attention because it lasts longer.”