Tuesday, May 31, 2016

A Note on Celebrity

Libertarian National Conventions are always a huge and undeserved ego boost for me. At least a few people come up to me and seem flattered to meet me because they've noticed me before. Rest assured, I am at least as flattered to meet them.

A new friend I made at the convention, who had NOT previously noticed me, emailed me this morning about that, asking "[a]m I supposed to know you as some kind of celebrity?"

Three things:

  • If you're loud enough for long enough, people start to remember your name.
  • As Robert Stacy McCain says, "being notorious is not the same as being famous, but it's better than being anonymous."
  • I'd rather have friends than admirers.

That is all.

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