Sports and entertainment personalities have higher value than professional workers like doctors ,nurse and teacher in some society, why this happened in some society and do you think it is good or bad development.
Why athletes and movie stars make more money more quickly than professionals such as doctors, nurses and school teachers? Though this seems no fair to many people, there are good reasons for such phenomenon.
There is no profession in other businesses than being a star in the entertainment biz that spends millions of dollars to promote a singer or movie act123 By laws of market, the higher demand for certain goods or services, the higher value such goods or services would have. Movie stars or famous athletes entertain a nation or even the whole world. The box office of an internationally popular movie star hit millions weeks after a movie release. Advertisement income of major sports event such as the world soccer cup reaches billions during the game season. Stars satisfy the needs of very large populations with greater efficiency than medical professionals or teachers, who usually work for one hospital or school. As a result, stars are able to create greater value for their employers and deserve higher income.
However, the real value of many stars is more superficial. Unlike other professionals, stars are made to cater the constantly changing pop culture. Most cases are that stars, no matter how popular now, would be forgotten as time goes by. Professionals like doctors and teachers create the true value for their society. Their experience and knowledge drive our society forward. By contrast, stars create demand and make their fortune mainly by making news to attract attention. Many stars work as endorsement person even for shoddy products causing harms to consumers in various degrees.
Due to the powerful influences of show business, many young people are more interested in getting famous and rich overnight than working hard in more worthy professions. Such ideas and action would make young people throw away their ambition to become good doctors or lawyers.
To conclude, the value of stars is more superficial and does not form the real value of a society. The true value of our world is created by people with real knowledge and skills like doctors and teachers. We should not encourage young people to waste time and money being fans instead of working hard to be someone more useful to their society.