Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.
Nah just kidding. I just wanted to remember this line. It’s very nicely and succinctly written don’t you think. You could compare it to Books, Newspapers and Tabloids.
I tend to be a poor converaationalist when it comes to people topics. I couldn’t regurgitate any interesting anecdotes, or even scandals, about people to save my life. Unless my brain sees an impactful link between said info and my future. Otherwise I have concluded that my brain simply doesn’t know where to store it and it gets lost like an piece of scrap paper in a paper mill. Really. I don’t intentionally forget it. It’s as if I have a mental condition or am unwittingly introverted.
P.S. I think I also have trouble remembering book contents, as some friends can probably testify to. But at least I remember that I liked the book.
P.P.S. Speaking of Minds and books, I really like the series of books with spaceships controlled by intelligent Minds. The Culture series.