Celebrities have mass appeal --- partly because they somehow seem to be our friends, even though we've never met them. (In fantasy-rôle-playing jargon, they've got "18-double-zero charisma", i.e. off-the-charts charm.) They're not our friends; with rare exceptions, they neither know nor care about us; their main interest is fame/fortune/power. Better to spend time with a real friend ... a person who doesn't just sell, but who listens and shares.

Sunday, February 18, 2001 at 16:24:24 (EST) = 2001-02-18


(correlates: PolicyMaking, ThanksAndAcknowledgements3, Peter Neumann, ...)