In the 14th century middle English, took from Anglo French that in turn borrowed from Latin Famosus from fama or fame to that has give rise to the word Famous, meaning widely known or honoured for achievement. If you are famous for a misdeed then you are notorious.
When we were growing up our parents somehow made it clear that being famous was good. We also mistakenly thought that if we were famous then everyone would love us. Then would be very contradictory addendum, all famous personalities are sad and lonely, this image was re-enforced by the movies galore. So probably one went through the yoyo to be famous or not be.
There was also this very romantic notion of a strugglers, a very miserable life and famous and rich in death.
But what I do see now is fame has become a cult. Fame translates to great media contact. There is no more notoriety,
Know what is the strangest part of being famous is don’t get to give first impressions anymore. People already have an impression of you before they meet.
So if I could be a famous person for a day…