This is something from my own experience. Don’t ask who, what, when or where. But believe me, it’s true.
Fangirling and getting inspired by a celebrity are the two faces of the same coin. Two opposite faces. And the results of both are as opposite as that of it’s faces. So, I present this very piece/story today and I have curved out the differences between these two things. Please, it’s mostly for the people of my own age group (13-19).
Symptoms of Fangirling:
a. Obsession with the particular celebrity.
b. Stalking the celebrity on socio-networking sites.
c. Trying hard to keep yourself up-to-date with the whens and wheres of the celebrity.
d. Blabbering about your love for the celebrity in public for no reason.
e. Feeling jealous at the slightest attention received by other fans.
f. Worrying about the celebrity’s boyfriend/girlfriend or other personal matters.
g. Feeling angry/sad when the celebrity doesn’t notice you.
h. Spending hours over the internet updating the fan pages.
i. Many more.
And here’s the difference between Fangirling and getting inspired.
1) Fangirling is dangerous, getting inspired often brings positive changes in a person.
2) If fangirling gets into a person’s head, it means he’s obsessed with that particular celebrity. And obsession is never good. But when a person gets inspired, he/she will try to learn from that celebrity, learn the hardwork, and appreciate the aftermath.
3) The former always; always results in jealousy, which is not healthy. A fangirl gets often jealous of other fangirls of the same celebrity, which may result in crime. In the latter, there comes no question of the emergence of jealousy.
4) Fangirls often waste long hours surfing the internet for updates about the celebrity. If you are inspired by some celebrity, you’ll probably read their quotes and try to analyse them.
Friends,fangirling, over recent times, has turned into a disease. If you or anyone you know is a fangirl, please try your best to bring them back to their life. Please note that all fans are not fangirls.
** Fangirls don’t always mean girls, it’s just a catch-phrase.