Alec Baldwin: Human Like Me?

Alec Baldwin…even the name used to create in me a rather visceral abhorrence. I thought he was the very persona of everything I hated about Hollywood. Narcissistic, egotistical, self-centered, limelight seekers, who loved to whine about how hard they have it living in the spotlight, as they are chauffeured away in their limousine. I admit it. I felt that way about a LOT of Hollywood stars.  Then I read this article. Now I will readily reveal that God has been opening my eyes about a lot of my personal attitudes and reactions which are less than noteworthy to say the least, so I guess it shouldn’t come as a surprise that this article written by Alec Baldwin made an impression on me. Prior to God working on my heart here recently, I would usually have written this article off as disingenuous as Richard Nixon’s “Goodbye, you won’t have Dick Nixon to kick around anymore” speech. My heart had been prepared to actually read it with an open mind. Surprisingly, a great lot of Alec’s article makes sense. I feel like I understand him and celebrity a little better now than I did before. And maybe I won’t be so quick to judge someone’s motivations before hearing them out. Read this. It might just be an eye opener.

Alec Baldwin: Good-bye, Public Life