The Character of People

Many years ago I learned of this pearl of wisdom shown below. I don’t know when or where I learned of it or who might have been known to say it, I don’t remember if I read it or was told of it by someone else, and I don’t remember it’s exact wording either.

But I do remember its essence. And I have found its essence to be a rather consistent evaluator of the character of people, so I’m paraphrasing it here for your consideration:

Notable people talk about ideas.
Regular people talk about events.
Trivial people talk about – other people.

3 comments ↓

#1 Ian Dunn on 02.20.14 at 8:43pm

That just articulated something I’ve believed my entire life. Thanks for sharing it :)

#2 mikeschinkel on 02.20.14 at 8:46pm

Hi Ian,

Thanks for stopping by, and you are welcome. :)

-Mike

#3 Fighting for a Lost Cause.net on 02.22.14 at 3:01am

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