Earlier today I was browsing the Google Trends 2021 report. I came across a series of "How to be" queries. Here's the full list.
1) How to be eligible for stimulus check
2) How to be more attractive
3) How to be happy alone
4) How to be a baddie
5) How to be a good boyfriend
6) How to be a good kisser
7) How to be a flight attendant
8) How to be happy with yourself
9) How to be mindful
10) How to be romantic
I wanted to know what an AI writer would propose for one of those existential questions, How To Be Happy Alone.
Here are its suggestions.
How To Be Happy Alone, option 1
The key to happiness is not to have a partner, but rather to be happy with oneself.
Happiness is not something that is achieved by having a partner. Happiness is about being happy with oneself.
OK, I didn't learn anything from this first iteration. Let's give it another try.
How To Be Happy Alone, option 2
Many find happiness in being happy alone. They go about their day worrying about what others think of them, the people around them, and what they themselves are going to do next. These individuals tend to refrain from socializing because they want to be left alone and focus on themselves.
Well, if you worry too much about what others think of you, you tend to feel happier when you're alone. 2-1 = 1.
How To Be Happy Alone, option 3
The first thing to do is to get rid of the idea that you need someone else to be happy.
You are enough for yourself and you can find happiness by focusing on your life. You need to learn how to love yourself and what makes you happy.
Forget about the others, focus on yourself. Is it the recipe for happiness?
Shall we dare to ask our AI copywriter "How to be a good kisser?"
How To Be A Good Kisser, AI-generated advice
The perfect kiss is a delicate balance of passion, chemistry, and technique.
A good kisser knows how to take charge of the situation without being too dominant or aggressive. They can be assertive but also gentle and tender. A good kisser is able to read their partner well and adjust their style accordingly.
The best kisses are often the ones that are unexpected. They can be a surprise when you least expect it or they can happen spontaneously in the heat of the moment. The key is to make sure that you don't miss out on an opportunity because you're not prepared with a plan!
Surprise is key for a perfect kiss!
Let's finish with a last prompt inspired by Google Trends, #2 on the list, "How to be more attractive?".
How To Be More Attractive, according to our AI advisor
In this day and age, it is not enough to be good at your job. You need to be attractive as well. There are certain things that you can do in order to make yourself more attractive.
First of all, you need to dress appropriately for the occasion. This means that you need to wear clothes that are appropriate for the type of work environment. If you work in a formal setting, then it is important that you dress accordingly and if you work in an informal setting, then it is important that you dress accordingly as well.
Secondly, we need to take care of our appearance by making sure that we groom ourselves properly and maintain a healthy lifestyle by exercising regularly and eating healthy foods. We also want to make sure that our body language is appropriate for the situation.
I would not have started the explanation that way ("it is not enough to be good at your job") :-) But let's admit that our AI advisor knows a thing or two about the law of attraction: pick the right outfit, exercise regularly, eat well and mind your body language: posture, facial expression, eye contact.
PS: no need to credit the AI copywriter, it's just a machine.
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