1. How can people become famous?
Well, it’s different for every person. But I believe there are some things that famous people have in common. They’re usually hard-working and talented in some way. If you want to make it big, you have to have a big dream and do whatever it takes to make it come true. But luck is also involved. If you happen to know the right people, you can become a household name423 pretty quickly.
2. Why can some celebrities stay famous for a long time while some cannot?
I think it’s based on the work they put in. For example, some singers become one-hit wonders424 because they can’t come up with any other good songs. But others stay at it and constantly produce new, well-made music. The same goes for425 actors. The more movies they star in, the more likely they are to stay famous. If you want to be a celebrity, you have to keep putting yourself out there426.
3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of becoming a celebrity?
The first advantage I can think of is that you usually earn a lot of money. You can afford to spoil yourself plus your friends and family. You can also go to cool events and parties with other celebrities. But every rose has its thorn. Being famous means you don’t have as much privacy. People don’t usually give celebrities a lot of personal space when they see them in person.
4. How famous people influence teenagers?
I think that at that young age, teenagers are really impressionable427. So they’ll basically follow after whatever their idols do. Famous people can influence teenagers through what they wear and what values they hold. For example, a lot of Chinese celebrities post about charities428, which influenced tons of teenagers to donate to and care about charities. But this can go wrong really quickly. If a teenager idolizes a celebrity that’s often violent, they might have the same bad behaviours.
5. What influences can famous people have on society?
I suppose that famous people can influence society through the values they hold. For example, if a celebrity is really passionate about protecting the environment, they could convince all their fans to donate to environmental charities. That in turn429 has a better effect on the environment at large. Famous people can also influence the economy. A lot of celebrities have merchandise based on their movies or songs, which creates jobs for factory workers and improves the economy.
423 a household name:家喻户晓的名字
424 one-hit wonders:昙花一现
425 The same goes for…:对于…来说也是这样的
426 keep putting yourself out there:—直坚持努力付出
428 post about charities:发布关于做慈善的帖子
429 in turn:反过来，转而