How to be interesting

Living meaningfully makes life even more interesting.


The people I follow online are those whom I find interesting: Seth Godin, Austin Kleon, Chris Guillebeau, John Gruber, Malcolm Gladwell, Dr. Scott Hahn, Fr. Mike Schmitz, Jeff Cavins, and Bro. Bo Sanchez.

I also follow people who are no longer living like Vincent Van Gogh and Dr. Seuss.

What makes them interesting, at least for me, is how interested or passionate they are about one thing.

But more than being interested in something, they are also invested in it. They add value to it through the work that they do. They are consistent. They work hard.

I guess if we wish to be interesting as well, we have to:

  1. be interested ourselves (and keep learning),

  2. work hard (and add value), and

  3. be brave enough to share our work.

By being interested, we can live interesting lives.

But more than living interesting lives so that people will follow us, let us also live meaningful lives so that we can affect other people’s lives for the better. So that God will be glorified.

You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned? It is no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house.

Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father. — Matthew 5:13-16

Living meaningfully makes life even more interesting.

P.S. Then, there is someone else I am striving to follow. He’s the most interesting of all. But, following him requires faith, commitment, and dying to oneself. That’s Jesus.