Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Many people strive to be popular. Many people are crushed by their lack of popularity. It is a central issue in all of our lives.
Our society values popularity. It girders the entertainment industry, influences politics and controls access to fame and riches. Yet, despite its ubiquity and importance, popularity is rarely discussed. It is seldom even acknowledged. It is an 800-lb. gorilla nobody wants to talk about.
Human behavior fascinates me. Your attitudes and beliefs interest me. So... I have two questions for you. They are open-ended; you can say as much or as little as you want.
1. Were you popular in your youth?
2. As an adult, how do you feel about popularity? Do you crave it, hate it, or ignore it?