Day: August 16, 2016

AMA: What is your secret to being loved by everyone you meet

“What is your secret to being loved by everyone you meet?”

I debated answering this because it seems so incredibly egotistical. I swear, I didn’t ask myself this question!

Whoever submitted this is incredibly kind, so thank you. Or they’re being incredibly sarcastic and a complete jerk!

I’m not even sure how to answer this. I mean, I disagree with the premise of the question. There’s just no way it’s true that everyone I meet loves me. That is an intense emotion for a large number of people over a very short amount of time.

And surely there are people who are just annoyed by me, maybe even outright hate me. At the very least, there has to be a significant percentage of people I meet who are just plain indifferent to me.

Ultimately, it’s a completely unprovable statement. Is this person following me around and interviewing every person I meet on how they feel about me? Even if they were, how can we be sure that the people being interviewed are telling the truth? Maybe they’re just being polite. Can I see your polling data? Maybe it’s flawed.