How Fame And Wealth Are The Same

Being Rich and famous has become one and the same

Can you really be one without the other?

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We've all played that "this or that" game at least once.

Vanilla or chocolate? Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate.

Beach or mountains? Sand and ocean over anything any day.

Sweet or salty? My sweet tooth is already tingling.

Rich or famous? Wait, aren't they the same? This is the question that I've always asked in response to this choice. Although I have truly always found it hard to separate being rich and famous, the two are way more similar than I could have ever imagined. Especially now.

I would argue that being rich and famous has become one and the same thanks to one main thing: social media. With the help of a few apps, if you're famous, you're making big bucks off of it and if you're rich, you're probably racking up the followers.

Social media has given everyday people the chance to make big breaks. If you have good photography skills, witty captions, and a pretty face, making money off of your internet fame is far from unheard of. In fact, becoming Instagram famous has become a pretty popular aspiration.

Take Helen Owen for example. What began as a pretty Instagram feed became a girl and her boyfriend traveling around the world on complimentary trips to post flawless pictures and videos creating some major FOMO/envy for the rest of us. I mean seriously, her job is to just travel and be beautiful while she does it. Her fame and her wealth are directly entangled in proving the closeness between these two.

If you don't buy it, think of Kylie Jenner. Her fame on Instagram and Snapchat has allowed her cosmetic business to boom. Of course, she could have been successful without it, but the videos she's put on her social media have definitely contributed big time to her profits.

Now on the flip side, being rich also gets you quite a following. Maybe it's my own opinion, but I honestly think that if you are on the wealthier side, you can afford to live the lifestyle that appeals to followers. Now, of course, I am not saying that only people with padded bank accounts can run the accounts that afford them fame. However, lavish vacations, artsy photoshoots in cafes with $18 lattes, and the latest trending clothes don't exactly hurt Insta #aesthetics.

Quite honestly, I have never been able to separate being rich from being famous. However, fame today just seems to equate to money. If you are known for whatever you do or whoever you are, chances are you're cashing in on it. And if you're born into the money, I would bet you will have a nice enough feed to become somebody.

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1. Smile all the time.

Guys want to be with girls who are always happy. Men get severely uncomfortable when all the women around them are not Cheshire cat level elated all the fucking time. Why are you mad? Why do you look so pissed? Are you defective? Autopilot your brain to borderline creepy giddiness before men get the idea that you might actually be capable of a full range of human emotion.

2. Be smart.

Men want women to be smart, but never smarter than them. Don’t know or say anything too much about anything specifically – except sports.

3. Eat like a man, look like a lady.

How many burgers can you fit in your mouth at once? Better, even, how many hotdogs? Have the appetite of a grizzly bear, but eat like a cute tiny rabbit, or Kate Upton faking an orgasm. Oh, and never, ever get above a size 4.

4. Play video games.

No guy can resist a girl who loves to play video games (in her underwear). Fifa, 2K, Smash, Kart – know them all. If you can’t at least beat his worst friend at his favorite game, you’re not a keeper.

5. Love beer.

If you can’t throw ‘em back like one of the guys, you’re not wifey. Yeah, that Norwegian IPA no one's ever fucking heard of? You got it. Bud Light? Sure. Fat Tire? You love that shit. Feel free to let out that beer burp while you’re at it, but the burp you’d imagine a Japanese dwarf squirrel would let out after eating rainbows. Oh, and don’t forget, size 4.

6. Be a freak, but also a nun.

We all know that lyric (thank you, Ludacris, so much). Hit those yoga poses hard because he wants you to bust that shit out like you’ve done it before. But you haven’t … right? Have you?!

7. Keep him on his toes.

No man wants a woman who is predictable and boring. Challenge him. Keep him intrigued. Drop an F bomb every now and then. Learn a foreign language in your spare time so that you might give the illusion of being exotic in bed (Slavic languages sound super sexy). Induce yourself into an epileptic seizure. Whatever it takes to keep it interesting.

8. Have quirks.

Ah, quirks. The things that make people unique. The things that make people, people. You must have at least three of these but no more than five. Think relatable Stepford Wife.

9. Be hot.

This is potentially the most important, and luckily I don’t need to tell you how this works. Look at anything. Anywhere. That ever existed.

10. Never, ever get mad.

The worst thing you can do as a woman is challenge a man’s authority. Don’t talk back. Don’t think. Don’t have expectations. Sit. Roll over. Hold the bark.

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3.Bunnicula

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