My uncle snail-mailed me this letter to the editor he recently wrote. He was thrilled to see his name in print. I have wondered what makes some of us enjoy that recognition. Here are a few ideas why:
- We like the idea that someone else thought our concepts were good enough to be seen by their audience.
- We like the idea that our ideas are being seen by a larger number of people than if we were just talking with a friend.
- There’s the possibility that someone will take our idea and make a difference — or give us a related idea that will make a difference.
By the way, I appreciate his point in the letter. I am very frustrated when I see the numbers spinning past so fast. ($10,000 is added to the US national deficit every second.)