“Idea people are boring”

I think I have found the answer to why I can’t get the hang of Facebook, THE social network enjoyed by half a billion people.

“There are two types of people in the world. One type is people-oriented. When they make conversation, it is about people — what people are doing, what someone said, how someone feels. The other group is idea-oriented. When they make conversation, they talk about ideas and concepts and objects. Idea people are boring, even to other idea people.”

O-kay. I found this explanation in God’s Debris, my favorite Scott Adams book. Mr. Adams would say that people on Facebook only seem to be babbling.

“When a person talks about people, it is personal to everyone who listens. You will automatically relate the story to yourself, thinking how you would react in that person’s situation, how your life has parallels.”

If I’m honest, I guess I am more interested in ideas than in people. Now we know.

7 thoughts on ““Idea people are boring”

  1. Sorry. It’s all in your head. Literally. The “self” is a delusion created by the mind to protect the ego.

  2. Wow … this pretty much sums up a lot of my interactions with people. While I am concerned about their well-being and want to help them any way I can … it’s the ideas about anything that make my brain smile … well … if my brain could smile. ;)

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