Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Keeping Your Dignity

Who doesn’t like to be loved? Truth is, everyone loves to be loved. It’s such a great feeling, right? Whether it is impressing someone to get a job or showing off to capture the attention of your “crush”, people do crazy things. My mother always told me “don’t change who you are and pretend to be somebody you’re not”. How far should one go for attracting someone’s attention?

Well, not as far as the Mayor of Topeka Kansas. Recently, Google announced that it will build incredibly fast fiber optic Internet networks in certain areas of the country. To capture Google’s love, the Mayor elected (with no argument from the city council) to temporarily rename Topeka, Kansas to Google, Kansas. Call me crazy but this is outright ridiculous! Topeka, Kansas is a large American city. It’s a state capital. To change the name to capture Google’s love and attention in hopes to be selected for Google’s broadband effort is outrageous. For the full story, Google [Topeka Google].

Moral of the Story – Don’t Whore Yourself for Anyone’s Love. It’s not worth it; be the person (or city) that you are and be proud of it. You’re liked for who you are and what you bring to the table or you’re not. If not, it’s not meant to be – continue looking for that better suited friend, partner, employer, etc.


  1. I sure hope you saw this ('s_hoaxes#Google_and_Topeka.2C_Kansas.2C_Switch_Places)! My students were so confused, but thought it was a lovely April Fool's joke by our beloved search engine

  2. I must admit, I was shamelessly tricked.