Let me begin by sympathizing with you over the paparazzi's relentless pursuit of a good shot. I wish you the best of luck in avoiding them with grace and class.
One of the foundations of Jewish faith is the idea of Divine Providence. Namely, every moment of life is orchestrated from above. With the crucial exception of the moral choices we make, every move we make is scripted by the big Director in the sky.
The fact that you are blessed with more fame than most people in history is deliberate and precise. And it comes along with the plan.
The fact that you were appointed to this fame as a young man is also precise and planned.
And the fact that you live in our city of Calabasas is part of the plan too.
The plan is no secret: to spread goodness and kindness and create a world with more real, down-to-earth quality people in it than before you got here.
But leaving the global vision aside for the moment, let's talk about Calabasas.
Twenty-five percent of the people living here are under 18. This is a city dominated by young families with young children. And with few exceptions, these kids adore you. Why not capitalize on that for the advancement of the plan?
How cool would it be if you used your fame to influence little hearts to goodness, face to face? How great would it be if you held intimate, limited entry "town hall meetings" with Calabasas kids, challenging them to follow your lead and make goodness and kindness the most important things in their little lives?
The kindness you practice with children, through hospital visits and through Music Makes It Better, is admirable. Now take it local! Harness the hero-worship for good and help lead our local children to lives filled with caring, mutual respect, generosity and good, old-fashioned kindness.
What do you say? Is it a plan? Have your people call my people?
You don't have to be perfect to be a leader. You just have to lead. And since you already have 25,021,275 followers (as of right now) you might as well become a leader for the ages!
G-d bless you,
Rabbi Eli Friedman
Chabad of Calabasas