A Study of Interesting People
I made a study of interesting people. I wanted to be interesting. The tense suggests that I am indeed interesting, or that I am now interesting, or perhaps that I tried to be interesting and something happened!
This is the story of a study of interesting people and what happened. It is like modern science keenly aware of the effect of the observer on the observed and like a good news bulletin it doesn’t let the facts get in the way of a good story.
I was surrounded by uninteresting people, they did things that didn’t interest me and when occasionally they chanced upon something of interest it inevitably didn’t lead to a font of interestingness. This led me to believe that that which was interesting was occasional and somewhat random.