To understand the true quality of people, you must look into their minds, and examine their pursuits and aversions. -Marcus Aurelius
Listening to people talk about things that interest them or care about is one of my favorite things. A lot of people my age want to talk shit on people that get hype about things they care about when they talk, which I don’t fully understand. To watch someone’s body language change and to see someone have to try to physically not show how excited something gets them is one of the coolest and most interesting conversations you can have with someone.
It seems that you have to be on a certain level to talk about things in that manner or people just label you as a groupie or something along those lines. Those conversations don’t really exist just normally and only come about once in awhile with the right people. The one place I found they do exist, mostly all the time, are in good interviews. I’m not talking about ones that will probably end up on TV or the little snippets you would hear on the radio.
Sit down and pick some of your favorite people that are doing bigger things and look up interviews for them. Don’t tell yourself you have to sit through a whole hour if it sucks, but you might end up just watching interviews for half of your day on accident because they are so interesting.
Tyler, The Creator is one of my favorites that I can just watch for hours. He doesn’t want to be asked the typical questions or give typical answers. He wants to talk about what he cares about and how he turned that into whatever he wanted whether it was music, a clothing line, or a carnival. I remember watching the small clip of the interview Tyler did with Vince Staples and instantly having to get the Golf Media app because I wanted to watch the rest of it.
They talk about how they view things, how their brains work, things that get them excited and it’s so intriguing to me. So, if you want to get into someone else’s brain a little, then I suggest finding some good interviews and if they are really good, then send them to me to watch too.