Uplifting Study Claims Millennials 'Would Disown Their Family for Fame'
Millennials are yet in the firing line thanks to a new report published by social media network Clapit which puts fame worryingly high on young adults' priority list.
Of the 2,450 young adults surveyed, one out of 12 would disown their family for fame, one in 14 would break up their relationship, one in 10 would sacrifice their education and one in nine their prospect of having children.
To be fair, that does look fun.
The study also looked into changes in how careers are perceived and what the ideal job now is. Twenty percent would rather be a celebrity than a lawyer, and around 23 percent would rather be famous than a doctor.
Clapit co-founder Mary Jane Bulseco concluded in the report that, "There's no doubt that social media is making fame more desirable than ever before for today's generation."
"Social media platforms have democratized the talent discovery process, allowing for people of all ages and talents to share their work with the world" she said. No longer do celebrities solely live on stages and movie screens, but they are born in their homes and are accessible to us in ours."
It's almost like people think you can become the most powerful person in the world by first being a rubbish reality TV star.
This story originally appeared on Esquire.co.uk.
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