Let’s imagine a scenario where something big happened and you’re a very ancillary part of the story. Doesn’t have to be something like a murder, just any major story that you became a minor but vital part of. If you get offered money for book deals or appearances, do you run with it or do you turn it down?
Pros: It will financially set you up for life, and this opportunity will never happen again. The news will move on at some point.
Cons: You’re a public figure forever, if even a minor one, which leaves you open for scrutiny. Everyone you meet will always ask you about this brief moment in your life.