Success and celebrity

The saying goes, you have to work for ten, twenty, thirty years to become an overnight success. The point is that “overnight success” is an illusion, a delicious deception that the wily use to profit from the lazy, the ignorant, and the uninformed. But while there’s no such thing as an overnight success in most realms, there is such a thing as an overnight celebrity. In today’s interconnected world, you can do the same thing, every day, for years, and receive no attention, then wake up the next to find the eyes of the world upon you.