Daily Prompt: A writer once said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” If this is true, which five people would you like to spend your time with?
I hate these questions. If I pick people I don’t directly know I feel like I’m betraying my family and friends, yet if I pick my family and friends I’m afraid I’ll come across as lazy and unoriginal. Ah well. I can’t just narrow it down to five. There are plenty of people who I would love to spend some time with (Benedict Cumberbatch to mention just one of them) but I don’t even know if they would match up to my expectations in real life. What if the cutesy, inspiring, admirable famous person image turned out to all be an act? And I’d be wasting my time with someone else completely? I could mention many members of my family and friends, all of whom inspire me/are kind people/are funny/ tell amazing stories, but, as I just demonstrated, they each have different qualities and I can’t decide between all of them! Could you?