There is a very big difference between fame and Greatness.
U can be great and not have to be famous. Fame doesn't require greatness, nor do most famous people truly possess a substantial level of greatness.
Greatness is long-lasting, fame.........not so much.
Fame just means alot of people kno who u r, eg paris Hilton is famous. Greatness is wen u deserve respect for wat u do. Other greats r known for doing samthn big and important like mother Theresa, however many greats are unknown to the general public.
Just think how long will people remember the likes of paris Hilton and other celebrities? Fame only lasts wen people r thinking about u.
Greatness is independent of the thoughts of others. Therefore it can't b taken away, if u do samthn great, that will last forever.
Someone addicted to fame need only to do samthn lasting with that fame, like Eg sam celebrities like Oprah use their fame and fortune to aid good causes. That is a form of greatness.
Greatness comes from within, it's true power. The one way i can think of to achieve greatness is through discipline n improvement in important areas. There are no short cuts. Takes daily effort, also to b aware, to b conscious of the quality of yo thoughts, words and actions and to align them with the values u admire and cherish and want to imbibe .
Greatness endures, fame sticks.
Greatness represents samthn bigger than yoself, fame z materialistic eg money etc.
A great person is worthy of note whether known or not. But a famous person mayb very known but they may not b worth of note.
A persons worth comes from some type of 'Excellence', inside them and is not dependant upon the opinion of others to exist.
Fame is completely dependant upon the opinion of the public and not the intrinsic worth the famous person may possess.
Although greatness may accompany fame, there is no necessary connection between the two.
Fame is wat we would call an extrinsic value. It can b affected by outside forces such as the public opinion. It is fleeting n can b taken away in a moments notice
Since greatness inheres in a person, it can neva b taken away.
Greatness transcends time and opinion.
If u strive for fame and fortune, it may come with a price. BUT if u seek to achieve greatness is all that u do, fame will b yo reward.
STRIVE FOR GREATNESS.
A person can become famous quickly for both noble and ignoble acts, fame is basically the number of people that are aware of who you are. BUT
greatness is not defined by a single action. A single action reflects the content of who u are.
Fame is fleeting, whereas greatness seems to naturally self-sustain.
Greatness is close kin to character and true character tends not to b self-promoting. The character is the fodder for greatness.
Fame often makes a writer vain but seldom makes him proud.
It's not what u take but what u leave behind that defines greatness.
GREATNESS IS WHAT YOU ARE Not WHO YOU ARE OR WHAT YOU POSSESS.
Fame is the quest for the external validation to fill an internal void.
Seeking fame is like living on credit, a pretense, an illusion to hide lack and deprivation.
GREATNESS ON THE OTHER HAND IS THE PURSUIT OF A MEANINGFUL, AUTHENTIC LIFE FOR YOUR OWN BLISS AND THE BENEFITS OF OTHERS.