I just want to be normal!-Side effects of childhood fame(This thread has been selected as winner of the TOW award for the week 31st July to 06th August '16)
Fame was not sought by me
It came to my doorstep
Convinced my parents about me
They pushed me very far
I enjoyed it in the beginning
Not knowing what it could bring
As I started losing my childhood
With all the pressures of fame
I was distracted and lonely at the top
With not a shoulder to cry on
The world made me an icon
And kept pressing me to go on
I am tired of this dreadful disease
Whose cure cannot be found
And that is why I cry always
Saying ''I want to be normal!"
The side effects which fame brings in the lives of innocent young children is not unknown to all.As the saying goes, it is lonely at the top. With pushy parents and the world expecting even more unrealistic perfection life becomes very unmanageable.Competition from rivals,loss of personal life and privacy, the side effects manifest as various psychological and physical disorders.
Many such victims resort to drug abuse, alcohol and even more dangerous things on being unable to open with their lives' pressure. Some medical symptoms include regression,depression,excessive crying,eating disorders,self harm,anxiety attacks and poor academic performance.Dear members please share your views.
This is an entry for the TOW contest.