“Worry not that no one knows of you; seek to be worth knowing.” –Confucius
“Seek To Be Worth Knowing Rather Than Be Well Known” – Anonymous
We live in a time of instant stardom and notoriety. People go from relative obscurity to fame overnight. Whether it’s American Idol, The Voice, Dancing with the Stars, a cable reality show, or an Instagram post that goes viral, someone is only a heartbeat away from being well known.
It seems like this want for celebrity has become the pursuit of many and being a better person has either taken a back seat or isn’t even part of the equation. Being well known has replaced being a person worth knowing.
But, is that really what we should want? Is that going to make us a better person; the person God meant us to be?
What many people discover is that popularity is fleeting. You can be on top of the world today and completely rejected tomorrow. Popularity is just not that important in God’s plan.