I'd like to be famous enough to be loved by those who know me and unknown enough that I wouldn't become a public spectacle.
I guess I like where I'm at. Some of my music is sung all over the world. But I've always dreamed of having a successful stage musical and scoring music for TV and film. All those may be in the works, but it's a really iffy business...
I actually met a guy about 25 years ago who invented the "sniffer." It was basically a very small vacuum that had a tube going into a toilet bowl to "sniff" bad odors out. Not a bad idea, but really, would you take him seriously, either??
@Mamelody: I'm tempted to show up in Rio for a demonstration. Make sure your guy friends are in another country...
As a youngun, I wanted to be World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider, so I suppose that was a desire to be famous. These days, though, I suspect (?) I'd rather be underestimated. Lots easier to sneak up on people and actually get something done that way.
(Being too famous might limit my mobility, my ability to move invisibly among the masses....)
I would like to be famous for the integrated plotline, in my writing, but also in my life. At various times I have thought that I might be recognized for my achievements in ape language research, in writing novels or plays, in solving certain legal/philosophical conundrums, such as my analysis of the corporate entity or my concept of commercial chastity, or for my research into linguistics and cycles in language over the long term.
I now realize that recognition in one of these areas, if it ever did come, would be a great disappointment to me, if it were not accompanied by an understanding of how my work in one area relates to what I have done in another. In other words, it's my integrity and consistency that I wish could be recognized. (She said humbly. ;->)