Often we look up to those in the different industries. Actors, singers, models, authors who all seem like they have it together. We believe that since they have the “perfect life,” that they have a seemingly perfect life. We all see those magazines with famous people on the cover with the title “They’re just like us!” in big letters at the top. Non-famous people like us, look up to our idols and see the imaginary perfection. We all seem surprised by their divorces, mental breakdowns, and illnesses. We tend to forget the fact that no one in this world is perfect no matter how much money they have. Well, here is a list of famous people who really are “just like us”.
- Bruce Springsteen (depression)
- Winona Ryder (depression)
- Ellie Goulding (anxiety)
- Brad Pitt (depression)
- Lady Gaga (ptsd)
- Selena Gomez ( anxiety and depression)
- Miley Cyrus (depression)
- Lili Reinhart (anxiety)
- James Franco (depression)
- JK Rowling (OCD and depression)
We tend to look at these people and automatically think that they have have everything under control and know everything. When really, they also have problems and issues just like you and me. Next time you see that magazine or news story, remember that we are all people who struggle and put on a facade to protect ourselves from judgment. I hope that this comforts you and reminds you that no matter your status, your life won’t be perfect and every single person struggles in life.