“A fanatic is a nut who has something to believe in.”~ Dean Koontz
Here we go again!
One more contest out there on the Internet. This time, dinner with you and 3 of your friends with your pop star idol.
And of course, fans are screaming from all directions of the aisles.
As with many contests and such over the Internet, certain restrictions, guidelines, and rules apply. This time around… the contest is open ONLY for those people who are adults (21 years old or older) in North America (Canada & USA.)
European fans are crying foul. Asian & Australian fans are grumpy as hell.
And then there was this that started the landslide of my own about these fans:
“I can’t enter this contest. I hope a real fan wins.”
WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT over?????
“That’s not the way it is when somebody loves somebody.”
I had to step back and break this down, because I asked what a REAL FAN was… and nobody can give me an answer.
noun: fanatic; plural noun: fanatics
- a person filled with excessive and single-minded zeal, esp. for an extreme religious or political cause.
- a person with an obsessive interest in and enthusiasm for something, esp. an activity.
So yeah, the comment struck me all wrong because it was an extreme judgement call on that person’s behalf. Not cool. Who are we to judge?
Who are we to say this person or that person isn’t a real fan of something?
Either I am getting bored with the “fellow fan” population or getting tired of the entire scene because I’ve never seen such selfishness inside a group of people that claims to be about love for their idol and for one another. Selfishness is not love.
For sure, it is disappointing.
People need to get a grip.
And I need to calm down.