Recent years have witnessed a substantial increase in the use of the word “fan”--- cinema fans, jazz fans, especially football fans. To show their love for their idols, these fans are willing to do anything. As is described in the first photo, a young man paints the name of Beckham on his face. While in the second photo, another man is “transforming” his appearance into Beckham by having his hair cut in “Beckham-style”. To this end he has to pay 300 yuan---at least 20 times as much as the normal price.
Undoubtedly, what the cartoon describes goes far beyond Beckham and a haircut. Instead, it conveys the message that an increasing number of people have become fans of various idols in modern society. This is all right. At least it shows that people in modern society can afford the time and money to support whomever they adore and whatever they have a passion for. It goes without saying that the adoration and passion can enrich our life, which is otherwise quite dull.
owever, fans, if going too far, will do more harm than good. First of all, like the man in the second photo, fans have to pay for their “beloved” a lot of their hard-earned money, which might be used for better purpose, say, to help the impoverished children from poverty-stricken families back to school. To make matters worse, fans waste a considerable amount of valuable time because they often go out of their way to court the excitement of meeting their “beloved” face to face. Worst of all, supporters of different idols sometimes go insane as to fight to death for their own “god’.
To conclude, it is costly for fans in terms of money and time and, in some cases, life if they go to the extreme in pursuit of what they love. Rather than having a haircut for 300 yuan, it is advisable for us to spend more time improving ourselves by flipping through the pages of Shakespeare, appreciating the idyllic landscapes of Leonardo da Vinci, enjoying the enchanting rhythms of Beethoven and watching Beckham’s wonderful performance in the field occasionally.