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TEDxNTU - Samuel Seow - Does 'Fame' or 'Celebrity' status increase happiness?

Samuel Seow is the Managing Director of Samuel Seow Law Corporation; and counsel to internationally renown client?le, include local and regional media superstars (whether or not embroiled in high-profile legal tussles). Samuel's specialised lawyering portfolio as well as his passion for the arts and entertainment industry, has led to his label of "celebrity lawyer" by the local and regional press. Samuel draws from his interactions with celebrities and with the media, sharing his experiences as well as his opinion on the effect of fame and celebrity status on one's happiness. Many view celebrities with envy, perceiving that they live in a rarefied gleeful air of glamour and glitz. Samuel seeks to examine the traditional preconceptions of fame, wealth and happiness and considers whether they truly apply. In the wake of the recent passing ons of several notable "gone-too-soons", the question: "Does achieving fame actually make you happier?" becomes especially interesting.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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