Only instead of throwing their lives away for the entertainment of masses in one glorious fight, they're disposing of it one day at a time.

Sure, the best fighters receive the best food, wine and women. But how many of them are there? They're just a tiny fraction of those who threw themselves at the stage and missed.

The absolute majority of them come and go, the spectators loudly applaude their end... and then take back their seats, preparing to see the next act. The success of an entertainer is defined by whether the crowd is pleased. It's never objective.



Comments

 
Sat, 11/14/2015 - 11:08am
bakayurei Says:

without the glory they're prostitutes

 
 
Sat, 11/14/2015 - 9:41pm
JahRoslav Says:

At least the prostitute doesn't have to perform. I mean, do you know how often and for how long actual prostitution has been part of life of most aspiring actors and actresses?

 
 
Sun, 11/15/2015 - 6:50pm
bakayurei Says:

depends on what you mean by 'actual'.. it's just another way of looking at it, that's how i'd describe all these performing monkey jobs when your career requires you to be ungenuine, and you're the product you're selling to people

 
 
Mon, 11/16/2015 - 9:54am
JahRoslav Says:

I mean actually having sex for money, just plain hooking, to sustain yourself - performers have been doing it forever.

 
 
Thu, 11/19/2015 - 6:29am
steven6420 Says:

the walking dead is a clear example. you know they get you on an emotional level. and then youre in for a ride.
gold diggers mine gold and gold is our bank. they get you the viewer to pay the bill and they conditioned you to (accually) do it. "i was just thinking"