We have fans for film stars and other people belong to entertainment media. Film stars act as per director instructions. The character they play are imagination and they are not the actors real character. The actor may afraid for snakes in real life but in movie he fights with snake. But we started to believe the film characters as the real character of actors. Film actors become our real life role models and heroes.
Fan club among different heroes, fight with one another for the supremacy of their respective film actors. But the Actors will not fight among themselves in real life expect in movies.
There are many real life heroes living and lived without publicity. Actually they deserve the fan club and fans. By following them as role model, youngsters will be motivated in a better way. May army man fight for the mother land bravely. They do great adventures and scarifies. There are many scientist who changed the way of life. They are many spiritual and political leaders who changed the view of life and map of the world. There are many social reformers and environmentalist who are protecting humanity and earth. We do not have fans for them. They are real heroes in real life. We do not have fans for real heroes. But we have fans for reel heroes. If we have fans and fan club for such real life heroes, world would have been different from what we see now.
Why reel heroes are worshipped? Is human lack the reasoning ability to differentiate between real and reel heroes. No everybody can realize the difference. The fact is everybody wants to be the hero and do heroic fantasy. Everybody seeks the center of attraction. But in real life to become hero, it is not so easy. So people have day dreams. In everybody’s day dreams we are heroes. The hunger for heroism is satisfied in day dreams. The same thing is applicable for movie too. When seeing a movie, sub-consciously the viewer started to visualize the film hero’s character as him/her self. So we started to support the hero indirectly supporting ourselves. We become fan to that actor who played the role of the hero character, but sub-consciously we become fan to our urge to heroic fantasy. It is not the film heroes who impressing us. It is the individual character make up that develop a fantasy and fan-sprit to film heroes. If the individual make up is genuine and there is no comic heroic urge, then there will be fan club for real life heroes.