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You’re quite successful.
You’ve had a good career and done quite well out of it financially.
Yet despite that, you still have not quite achieved the legacy that you feel you deserve – so what do you do?
[A] Accept that you’re very fortunate to be in the position you’re in and appreciate and enjoy every moment of what you’ve got?
[B] Work even harder to achieve the break-through you know you’re capable of making … and 1,000,000 percent deserve?
[C] Get plastic surgery to look like someone who has unparalleled levels of respect?
If you chose [C], then you will probably get on very well with Chinese author, Zhang Yiyi who is planning to fork out US$153,000 to look like William bloody Shakespeare.
Wanting to look like someone famous is nothing new – as we have seen on the MTV “classic”, I Want A Famous Face – however Zhang is taking it to another level, even though there is the suspicion this is nothing more than another of his well documented publicity stunts.
I’ve written a lot about celebratory endorsement in the past – especially Asia’s fascination with it all – however wanting to change your appearance to resemble someone well known is beyond me, especially when the person you want to look like died so long ago, that few people would ever recognise who they are trying to be in the first place.
OK … OK … so maybe it has nothing to do with wanting to make other people think you’re someone you’re not, but in these cult of celebratory times, these sorts of actions and decisions are scary as it’s basically an evolution of the illusion and delusion elements that have been infiltrating society for the last decade or so.
Anyway I have to go, I’ve got to go and get surgery to look like a cross between a member of ZZ Top, the Unabomber and Dan Wieden.
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