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1 Professor College English 180-13 20 March 2001 Star Obsession It is no illusion that in America most everyone dreams of being a star of some sort whether it be a rap star rock star movie star or some kind of famous athlete Star obsession impacts people in many different ways Some ways that come to mind may be for example a need for spectator attention for a great deal of money for the mystique people generally find in stardom and where children tend to emulate stars There are people who have that fond memory of imitating their favorite star wanting to be like them I remember when I used to go out onto my driveway with my basketball and pretend that I was Michael Jordan in game seven of the NBA playoffs I would count down the seconds from five and give the basketball a final heave at one second towards the basket hoping it would go in and if it did not I would do the same sequence over and over again until I made the shot When I did happen to make the shot I would imagine the crowd was going crazy and I would run around the driveway screaming and jumping around with my hands in the air pointing at the imaginary crowd as if I were at my own little basketball arena But what makes an individual do this I didnt really win the championship with a last second shot The crowd is not really there cheering for me The basket wasnt even at regulation height yet I still got some kind of satisfaction out of imitating Michael Jorda n This is know as star envy For that particular moment I wanted to be Michael Jordan I wanted to feel the sudden rush of adrenaline that he does when he makes a game winning shot I wanted to hear the
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