It’s very easy to feel that celebrities have it all, that they live a life of glamour and excitement, a life that many desire or aspire to.
Listening to the news this week reminded me that regardless of who we are, we are all human. A huge part of being human is not being perfect, something I know I’ve struggled with personally and is also something that is becoming more and more prominent as an issue within society.
However, we didn’t always worry about perfection. When we were learning to walk we weren’t made to feel like failures every time we fell down. We were encouraged and supported. Somewhere along the line we develop this horrible standard that tells us failure is weakness and it’s just not true!
So I would like to remind us all that no one is invincible and that sometimes we all need support, encouragement and bravery.
At the American music awards Selena Gomez made an inspirational speech revealing her struggle with depression and her recovery…
“But I kept it too much together to where I let myself down. I had to stop, because I had everything and I was absolutely broken inside.”
“All I can say is I’m so grateful that I have the opportunity to be able to share what I love every day with people that I love.”
For more visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-38048973
Following the cancellation of all his remaining tour dates, an emergency services call was made and it appears Kayne West has been taken to hospital. Kardashian West’s mother, Kris Jenner, spoke to US media about the rapper’s reasons for cancelling his shows.
“He’s exhausted, he’s just really tired. He’s had a gruelling tour and it’s been a grind so he just needs some rest,” she told US TV show Extra.
For more visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-38060498
President Barack Obama bestowed the Medal of Freedom to some of the country’s best-known performers, scientists and athletes. Among them was Ellen DeGeneres who has brought so much joy into the world. But it was President Barack Obama who made us remember the huge amount of courage required by Ellen to come out on the most public of stages 20 years ago.
“What an incredible burden that was to bear – to risk your career like that – people don’t do that very often. And then, to have the hopes of millions on your shoulders,” he said during the award ceremony at the White House.
So next time you start criticising or judging yourself remember that everyone is human.