What book would you most want to read? Does it exist? If not, or not exactly, write that book.

Chances are, someone else out there has the same wishes as you do and would like to read the same book. So go write it. Here’s one I’d buy with Amazon One Click if it existed:

When, if, and if now, which … phone do you get for your kid?

Does a really old phone count? Hey, there's a speaker phone!

Does a really old phone count? Hey, there’s a speaker phone!

It’s a constant conversation in our family (especially instigated by said kid … who’s apparently on drugs already … ), in our community, with friends, with parents at school and with the kids themselves. There is so much at play not the least of which is pure peer pressure at its finest.

There are cases for both sides. PROS: texts from previously mentioned kid on street corner searching for late parents, keeping up with the Jones’s kids, emergency phone calls, even GPS kid tracking (those are the pros, by the way). But then there are the arguments against. CONS: rapid brain cell reduction resulting from addiction to apps, games, reverting back to caveman, single syllable conversations lasting rarely more than 27 seconds. Etc.

I don’t mean to get into the whole arguments for and against here, but I’m trying to show that it’s a hot topic. Back to writing the book you’d like to read.

How do you know what to write? How do you choose what you read?

It’s quite a simple equation, really. If you’d like to read it, chances are good that others would too. So write that book you’d like to read.