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Alves: Being Famous Is S***

FC Barcelona star Dani Alves has insisted that being famous isn't everything people make it out to be.

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Alves, who played for Sevilla before making the move to the Camp Nou in 2008, has won five La Liga titles, three UEFA Champions Leagues trophies, two UEFA Cups and four Copa del Reys with the Catalan giants.

However, the Brazilian has now revealed that he cannot understand why people strive to become famous.

"Now, everyone's on their phone, no one talks to anyone, they're all looking down (at social media), seeing what others are saying about them," the 32-year-old said in an interview with The Guardian.

"The more you know the world today, the more it disappoints. I don't understand why everyone fights for power, money and fame. Has no one stopped to think that fame is s***? That the more money you have, the more problems?"

Alves also admitted that, without the fame and the big salary, he wouldn't be able to have all the luxuries most can only dream of, but added that money does not buy one happiness.

"Everyone wants, wants, wants... and when they have, they feel desperate. Money's a necessary evil, there to give you moments," he continued.

"It gives me things I couldn't have, nice things, but happiness? That's a not a question of money and fame. Quite the opposite. If you're famous, people are there: 'Look, look, the famous guy.'"

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What do you make of Alves' message to people who chase stardom? Have your say in the comments section below. 

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