Fame and power aren't the same things. They often go together but they are different concepts. IMHO, I'd argue that souls that seek power are more middle school or early high school aged souls; aggressive, wanting to accumulate for the sake of doing so and for appearances and prestige over others. As an extension of that, I'd say that fame seekers are much younger souls; they're in the "mine" stage. They simply want and aren't concerned with having the power necessary to take it by force, if need be. They're like kids, running around yelling "but you're not watching!!!". I think this is the age my friend and former husband Puyi is at. He's very toddler like, even as an adult. In his former life, he kept looking for circumstances that would make him a "grown up" and allow him to have the power he wanted, rather than understanding how to manipulate and orchestrate it like Cixi before him. That's literally how I think he saw things. The "grown ups" have power simply because they're older and he thought by obtaining his manhood, he'd have the same. That's literally how many kids think. Or used to when I was one, I don't know about kids today. We used to think wearing a tie and dress shoes made us "men".