The Popularity Pyramid
What do Duck Dynasty, Agatha Christie, and boneless ribeye steaks have in common?
Popularity is a funny thing. I was never popular but always wanted to be. I suspect it was the perm and the skorts. Or the fact that I cried when people made fun of Michael Jackson. Not sure.
Yet here I stand as an adult who has proudly embraced life on the outskirts of what is popular. Abraham Lincoln once said, “Avoid popularity, if you would have peace.” Tanya says, “If you can’t be popular, be a tv producer – you’ll get to skip the line on the Alcatraz tour.”
And I’ll tell you what else gives me peace. Knowing that most of what is popular is not actually that good. You know I’m right. But I was still surprised by the NY Times list of “What Was, Is, and Will Be Popular.” For all of you trying to climb your way up the popularity pyramid, here’s your chance to find out how.
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