How To Be An Interesting Person

Thought Catalog

There once was a student with big ideas and no friends.

He desperately craved the respect and admiration of his peers, but nobody paid any attention to him or what he had to say. Whenever he would share his research and art, it was ignored.

Losing all hope, he went to his Philosophy Professor—his mentor—and asked him for advice: “How can I get people to follow me, Professor? Everybody ignores me.”

His professor replied, “Have you tried making yourself a more interesting person?”

The student was stunned. With tears welling up in his eyes, he slammed the door to the professor’s office and ran out in a huff.

Now, what the professor said to the student in that story might sound like a terrible thing to say. Nobody in their right mind would react well to being told, “make yourself more interesting.”

…unless you consider a slightly alternative definition to…

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