Creative Blast: Charisma in Character

A preacher, a musician, a poet, an actor, an athlete all have the power to command your attention and to influence you. You see them on a stage and you find yourself looking up to them. They have charisma and character that moves you. How you react to their message is totally up to you. Some you pay to see others you view for free. You give them your time and treasure to see what they will do. You follow them and wait to see what they do and say next.

They are in your hearts and on your minds all the time. They have your attention. Every move they make you will know it from your social feed. These people become part of you.

Personality is a powerful thing and you find yourself wanting to copy them. Being in their presence is a religious experience bordering on obsession. If they offer merch you wear it, own it and it becomes a uniform that you wear in solidarity with others who are doing the exact same thing.

How do you break free or why would you want to?

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Tony "T-Bird" Burgess

Hi there, my name is Tony Burgess from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I am a believer, bleeding-heart, idealist and blogger. I'm married to Laura and Cody is our dog. Daily I work for a blood bank. My blog is where I chronicle and curate the sacred, serious and silly things in my life. I am a member of The Episcopal Church. Thank you for connecting with me. Grace, peace, and love!

4 thoughts on “Creative Blast: Charisma in Character”

  1. Well first of all I follow no man or preacher, musician or poet. I don’t buy memorabilia or anything like that. I’ve always been this way all my life. I’m a leader not a follower. It’s okay if others want to follow and mimic them I’m just not going to read it or follow along. I think once I was mesmerized by a preacher man but I quickly got over it when my kid still remained sick. I learned a lot from that experience. I will listen till I get what I need while trusting God do the teaching. Love this post. Thought provoking.

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  2. Whilst there are many people I am interested in and like the work of (artists/actors etc), there’s no-one that I follow so closely as this. However, it can be easy to be mesmerised by powerful personalities and I think when it moves from admiration/appreciation to a more intense interest is when it needs to be brought back.

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  3. I think that it is perfectly fine and good to admire and appreciate the work and art of others, purchase that merchandise if you want! However, it’s how deep it goes, being part of a community of people who love a certain artist/book series etc. can be wonderful as long as it’s not obsessional.

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