The name “Price of Popularity” was inspired by a friend with exceptional talent chasing a wild dream. Similar to others, he was all too willing to sacrifice time, money, dignity, and respect for a fleeting chance at fame. Late one night I received a call; my friend was battling suicidal thoughts. After a few words of encouragement, he reconsidered.

This led me to question the cost of acknowledgement, the worth of the masses’ eyes, the Price of Popularity. What’s yours and how much are you willing to pay?