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Celebrities are known to have become famous in order for people to recognize and respect who they are. They strive for the admiration and adoration of millions of people to feel momentous. Attention is a display of value towards a person whether good or bad. Which makes you ponder the question: why do people go to extremes in order to get attention? People lie, have sex, and get purposefully sick in order to draw attention to themselves. The key reason people do this is because they were neglected as children, have low self-esteem, and are obsessively jealous. Those are extremely important factors on the reason why people try so hard to get noticed.
The first main reason people go to extremes in order to get attention is because they were neglected at home and as children. Growing up in the flesh makes it humanly normal to want the love and affection from your parents. But if it is not received, that is how a person may grow up to be an attention seeker. Jennifer Magid found out that there is evidence that parents who are too attuned to their own emotions and not enough to their kids tend to produce children who are insecurely attached. (Magid, 45) Marya Hornbacher stated “My mother has spent her whole life trying to please her father, and I, in turn, have spent my life trying to please my mother. It became obvious to me that trying to get approval was an exhausting fruitless exercise.”(98) She also stated “I was flattered, And God help me I was proud. Something has been confirmed: I was worth giving a sh** about. Maybe I was getting good at this (throwing up), good enough to scare people. Maybe almost die and balance there at the edge of a cliff wavering while they gasped and clutched one another’s arms.”(81) M. Farouk Radwan ind...

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In conclusion, generally if someone is acting on the extreme side it is important to understand that they are compensating for something on the other side. Many attention seekers will strive for attention and pay any price to get it. As human beings much of our conscious and unconscious behaviors are meant to make us feel loved and valued. The reasons people act this way is because they were neglected as children, have low self-esteem, and jealousy. The fear of abandonment is at the core of their need. Without continual attention, they can get desperate and self-harm, to try to gain that attention. So celebrities aren’t the only ones that strive for attention. Attention is needed to show the love and appreciation that you have for each other. But, it is just important to know where the root of it all came from.
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