Are We Dying For Recognition?
An idol is an image or other material object representing a deity to which religious worship is addressed or any person or thing regarded with blind admiration, adoration, or devotion. This is what Wikipedia tells me when i’m too confused about what the meaning of it should be.
Back to the 48 environment and it’s culture especially in Indonesia where JKT48 have been reaching us with idol image and how the way we approach it. Idol thingy and stuffs are new and those have been becoming major entertainment for us. Even the template, The gimmick of an idol/artist you can meet has become current addiction for its fans.
In my opinion, Idoling is more like a hobby with much emotions. We deal with girls who bring such a task ‘person you can meet and communicate’ in their industry. There are too many feelings crossing in this world and you have to bear with it.
The more I think about it, when we’re rooting for the most beloved girls in town, we need something in return. Everything seem so impossible if we just do the hobby with flat attitude.
Sometime, we’re not able to maintain the connection with our idol. We often push ourselves to have a more exposure on our idol. Yes, that’s your problem and you have to deal with all the consequences. Furthermore, your happiness in idoling is risking yourself in the same time too.
We try our best to make this hobby keep us pleased. Everyone can do what they want to make themselves happy. We like to be swayed, we like to be recognized with someone we like. But when all the joy is disappeared when we try too hard to be recognized, it’s like a sickness in the world that should entertain you instead.
Are we gonna blame the gimmick? no, we are not. This hobby has a big risk when you put too much emotion on it. Idol is tend to make every single of her fans happy. Idol’s task is clear. Idol is only a girl yet a human that has feeling too.
Idol and fans are a like a professional bond. We pay and they will entertain us. We, the fans are appreciating their effort by a reward.
Reward for her fan-service, improvement, dancing or singing skill, or even more we like with her physical appearance and consider them as your lady. There’s no prohibition or punishment for thoughts like that, back to the start again, it’s your own risk.
Everyone has their own meaning with their happiness in Idoling. I don’t know of you will fly with only a smile from your favorite, or the most of all when you are getting recognized. We have to admit that for the most fans, the biggest pleasure in idoling is when you get the recognition from the one you’re dreaming for.
What’s more serious than the lost of joyfulness and enthusiasm in this hobby. Pardon me if i label it as a hobby not a lifestyle instead. I certainly don’t have any problem with this syndrome, but are we dying for recognition?