Updated 09 April 2003, 10.46
Kids are becoming so obsessed with wanting to be rich and famous they're getting depressed.
Some think that the only way to be happy is to be loaded, a celeb like Dan Radcliffe or gorgeous.
Do you agree? Or d'you think that's just wrong and there are more important things in life?
What will make you happy? Being a star? Or having health, family and friends?
Being rich and famous might be nice for a while, but you couldn't go anywhere with out crowds all around.
Lisa, 12, USA
Being rich and famous can make you happy but not all of the time. But not being rich can make you happy and unhappy as well.
Louise, 13, Leicester
Well I think that fame isn't that bad, but I would give all that for some good friends.
Lucia, 14, Holland
Well, I'm kinda depressed because I can't film in the Harry Potter film. It's not that I want fame and money, it's just to prove what I can do!
Soo, 12, Cardiff
It's wrong, and the way you can be happy is to just think 'I'm beautiful, I have lots of friends' e.t.c and you'll be cheerful but don't think you are better than everyone else because that's mean. I don't think it's right to be depressed just because you're not famous, you can be happy without celebrity, anyways you can't really get some time alone when you go places when you're famous, people all around are gonna want to talk to you or want to have your autograph!
Ashley, 10, Kearns
I'm fine with being famous around my friends although I would love to be an actress. You can't start beleiving your own hype when you're famous or you'll end up like Jennifer Lopez!
Charlie, 16, Salisbury
It would be really cool being a star and all, but you have to think realistically. Just concentrate on things that you can achieve and will be happy doing :)
Sarah, 13, Ireland
I would like to be kind of famous but I don't want to be superstar famous because I wouldn't want people knowing every little thing about my life, but I suppose being famous should be a little fun =D
Caitlin, 14, Illinois
Personally, I don't really care if I'm rich or famous. As long as I have my family with me, and a healthy heart, I don't care!!
Kit Kat, 12, Aylesbury
You can live without money but you can't be happy having no money
Steph, 14, Harlow
I think Harry Potter has made it worse becuz the stars are kids and they've made TONS of money from it so I think it's made kids more determined to be rich and famous when they can't
Rachel, 13, Nottingham
I think it would be very nice to be rich and famous, but not everyone gets that chance, so it's best to live with what you've got and be happy! Family and friends are more important than money.
Amanda, 13, Thamesmead
Fame is fake. Most people can't see fame for what it is, a lot of hard work and invasion of privacy. Also being rich doesn't also make you happy. I want to be rich and famous but I know it will be a lot of hard work, and I dont want it so bad I get depressed.
Tess, 13, Northampton
I would love to be famous, but it's unlikley to happen! At our age all we really need to think about is, friends, family and finishing school! They give you the main joys, not how much money you have!
Holly, 13, Aberdeen
It would be cool being rich and famous for a while. But I think being a celebrity must get kinda depressing cos you can't go to Tesco without making it into the Mirror or something.
Ella, 12, Livepool
I think being rich would be boring 'cos it's good to have to save up for something 'cos then you actually know how much you want it!!! Also when you are rich, people think you are are snobby as well, but you might not be!!!
Sian, 12, Goole
I would rather be healthy, have a family and friends than be a star, because what is fame anyway? I'll tell you. It's having the media in your face every time you go out, it's having no private life and it's having screaming mobs outside your house. Sure, you'll have loads of money and a big house, but is it really worth it?
Naomi, 11, Merseyside
It's not important at all! Because let's think of people in Africa; they're not rich but they're still important so we shoudn't be bothered about being famous.
Blaise, 10, Twickenham
I'd love to rich and famous, but I'd rather have my health, family and friends. After all, does money ever say ''I love you''?
Sarah, 16, Grimsby
I would LOVE to be rich, cos then I wouldn't have to worry about not having enough money to pay the bills, or buy stuff. I do think that it's a bit silly getting depressed about it, if you really want to get rich, study hard at school ( but don't forget to have fun!) and get a good job. Go for what you believe in but don't get all obsessed cos you could get ill or something.
Charlotte, 14, Wakefield
Being rich wouldn't be so bad! But I can't get miserable if it doesn't happen cos so few people are really loaded, are they?
Michelle, 10, Gorton
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