What Would You Say?

If you had the attention of the entire world for two minutes, what would you say?


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Personally, I would do whatever I could to avoid being in this situation. Think about it. Suddenly you are so famous that everybody in the world knows who you are. Unfortunately, you don’t have the money to go with this fame. How do you protect your family from the crackpots whose attention you have also caught? I have three daughters and a small son. Do I really want to put them at risk in this way?

If there was absolutely no way I could get out of the situation, I would probably spend the entire two minutes making small talk or remain silent. Why? Because, no matter what I say, nobody is going to act. And no matter what I say, somebody will be offended. And there are people in this world who you really don’t want to offend.

Many people might think this is a copout, and I suppose, in a way, it is. To be honest, though, I really don’t care. There are few causes I feel strongly enough about to die for, and even fewer that I am willing to risk my family over. These causes do exist, but unless, and until, there are enough others who support them, our deaths would serve little purpose.

The truth is, I do not want fame or fortune. I simply wish to grow old gracefully with my husband and children and future grandchildren, and to be comfortable enough that I don’t have to worry where our next meal will come from. That’s all I ask of life.

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