Look at me, I’m tired and being ridiculous (also known as me, philosophizing)

I realize this picture is possibly as pathetic as me right now and twelve times as lame/cheesy.

All anyone really wants is attention.

I’ve discovered recently (yeah, over the course of the past week and a half) that I have an ambition to act eventually. Someday. I’d just like to be on TV, to have a group of people appreciate me for what entertainment I can bring them.

Normal people, too, I mean. Opera people are weird: delightfully so, but weird. It would be interesting to have a fan base at all, let alone one of normal people.

This is why I think acceptance is so necessary for everyone. I’ve spent most of my childhood struggling to be liked and accepted by the other kids in my classes. Finally my child self basically said, “Fuck it, I’ll just go be smart on my own and if anyone wants to join me I’ll be reading and singing and xylophoning over here.”

Granted, that was just about a year and a half ago, but still.

Here again I sit and wish for MORE people to like me. MORE people to read this blog. MORE people to follow me on Twitter, to want me to sing, to ask if I’ve ever thought of TV.

I realize it’s not as simple as it sounds, but if Dr. Heischberger thinks I can then hell, I’d try it.

In any case essentially I feel pathetic for aiming for more and craving more but ambition keeps forcing me to run at a ten-foot-high stone wall. Here, try this angle, here, try it again, here, practice some more and daydream some more and get your hopes up some more, More, MORE.

Maybe I’ll succeed eventually but until then my daydreams are what feed my intensity and my goal-making ambition. I just don’t want to get my hopes up too ridiculously high only to fall flat on my never-to-be-filmed face.

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2 responses

  1. You know, it’s really strange reading this post, because I’ve been having really similar thoughts just recently — not exactly related to acting, per se, or the other specific things you mentioned, but the sentiment that comes through your post is pretty much the same as the one I’ve been having.

    I wanna tell you one thing: you’re not being ridiculous. It’s perfectly fine to want people to like you, because that’s a basic human impulse — why else would we be living in such a tight global community?

    Stay strong is all I’m saying. Anything’s possible. Just give it time (and a lot of effort. Don’t ever forget the effort~).

    – Random stranger from another blog

  2. Aw, thank you! so much, for commenting and for your advice. It’s reassuring to know I’m not the only one who feels the need for attention; it looks kind of childish when I read it– like seriously, I’m how old and want attention still? But it’s true, it’s definitely a basic craving. I was thinking of your advice earlier today in fact, so thanks again :)

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