Shortcut to Bonding: Fame
In one of my recent posts, A Good Way to Bond with People, I referenced an article I read about how to quickly bond with strangers. In short, it involves people asking each other questions and sharing answers. The psychologist behind the study came up with 36 questions that make people feel closer to one another.
Well, I'm going to share the questions and my answers with you one by one. I will write a post for each question. I won't use all the questions -- just the ones that seem interesting to me. So don't worry; it probably won't take all month. I don't want to get too personal on this here blog. :)
Would you like to be famous? In what way?
At first, I thought, "Agh! I would hate to be famous!" But then I thought about how I want to change people's lives by writing an amazing collection of short stories. Or how I want to spread cheer throughout the world with my sugar cookies. Do I want people to pay attention to my clothing choice? No. Do I want to appear on a late-night talk show? No. But do I want people to wonder what I think and to ask me questions about how I became a successful novelist/baker? Yes.
So I guess I do want to be somewhat famous. Not to be noticed, but to have some sort of effect for good on people's lives. And I don't ever want worldwide fame -- just regional fame. Or city fame. Or neighborhood fame. Yeah, neighborhood fame sounds about right.
Thing I'm thankful for: whole grains!