Anyway you look at it, the palindrome is wordplay at its finest.
October 25, 2012
No, it’s not Buddhism, or Hinduism, or any of the isms.
It’s celebrity worship, and according to statistics, almost a third of the world's population is afflicted.
Well, you could have hit me with a stack of vintage Photoplay magazines.
According to experts, CWS has three phases.
The first phase is fairly harmless, even fun— staring at a headline on one of those star tabloids. Now, if you pick it up, and continue the story inside, you still just have a mild version.
I’m not sure what happens if you have to continue the story on still another page, but I’ll do some further digging and get back to you.
Celebrity worship, however, in phase 3 gets less harmless, when you start expressing yourself with feelings like these:
“I share a special bond with him/her that cannot be described in words.”
When the him/her begins "sharing that bond" with you, known as erotomania, you are officially in need of help.
Now, while some of our Ph.D’s are working on fan worship, others are working on
a syndrome, I’d call, celebrity self-worship syndrome. (CSWS)
(Anyone can come up with a syndrome.)
It seems all this CWS has empowered some celebrities to think they actually have something to say.
The only difference is that Narcissus didn’t know whose reflection he was falling in love with and celebrities greet their reflection with aren't I interesting.
In a “Psychology Today” article, Ph.D, Gad Saad says that celebrities, "driven by narcissism, think they can cure the world's ills."
“Tom Cruise castigated psychiatry for being pure quackery...Kirk Cameron, Ben Stein, and Mel Gibson each have their own theory of evolution.”
Then there are, among others:
Gwyneth Paltrow, who named her first born after a fruit, is claiming that shampoo causes cancer in children who can’t metabolize its toxins.
Suzanne Somers’ hormone therapy replacement program is “an elixir of youth."
And Madonna neutralizes radiation at a Ukrainian Lake with Kabbalah Fluid. How, we don't know.
What to do? My advice is to match your CWS with the right CSWS you can live with...in a manner of speaking.
So what do you think is going on with Jen? Looking for love in all the wrong places? Or is it all part of a preconceived strategy?