Are You Popular?

Do you want to be?


We live in an age of excess.

We’re raising a generation of people who look at the Kardashians and the Housewives of Beverly Hills as role models of success.

Is this what we want?

Almost anyone can get lots of attention if they douse themselves with gasoline and light a match.

Rush and Sean and Tucker have long understood the way to their riches is through shock and hyperbole. It’s only the listeners who don’t understand this is part of their act.

The problem with pushing desperately for popularity is that we often have to compromise our real principles, our real selves, in order to attain it.

The price is real.

The damage to our souls is real.

I would rather you help transform one life, make one person’s day better, than set yourself on fire to attract the passing attention of the mob.

That sort of human connection lasts far longer than transitory popularity.

And it spotlights kindness and goodness rather than greed and anger, not a bad thing, especially if — just in case — we actually do have to answer for this life we’ve lived.