Boring People: Opting Out Is More Powerful Than Fighting Back

Don Corleone: “it don’t make any difference to me what a man does for a living, you understand.”

Most people are uninteresting. That’s not a typo: I mean uninteresting. Not worth your time. Energy vampires that tax your brain, instead of the interesting sparring partners that make you a better person, or in any meaningful way contribute positively to your life.

Almost nobody, I find, is interested in genuinely fascinating things. Partly, of course, that’s a circular statement because “fascinating…