This week Fandango asks us;
In your opinion, is it better to be a big fish in a small pond or a small fish in a big pond? Or perhaps a big fish in a big pond? Why do you feel that way?
Humans love to feel important. They would like to be a big fish, irrespective of the size of the pond. It is an inherent desire in us all to boost our ego and make us feel that we have a value that not everyone else has. But not everyone is obsessed with this desire.
Some like to live low-key lives, doing their thing in a somewhat obscure environment, not craving limelight or fame. They would be happy to be a small fish in a big pond, blending in and not standing out.
I am not a fame-hungry person. I shy away from the limelight and when I was forced into it due to the official position my husband was holding at the time, I was very uncomfortable. But having said that, I would like to be acknowledged for my contribution to the lives of my family and friends. Does it sound narcissistic?
Let me explain.
In my family and circle of close friends, I am the unofficial doctor ( having had 4 years of med school under my belt) so they all ask my advice when they have a situation requiring medical attention. And I am able to give them good advice. When they need to see a doctor, and when it’s something which can be treated at home. So when they say that I’m their medical advisor, I feel happy and accomplished.
I guess, in my small pond of close friends and family I would like to be a big fish!