August 17, 2013 Leave a Comment
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I have always found it interesting to learn more about well-know people and places years after they were on the public’s mind. Nowadays, reporters are digging into people’s lives 24/7 and social media reveals just about everything they miss, it feels more like gossip than a story about who someone is or was. In the past, you only knew people for what they accomplished and who they were in the public eye, so it’s fascinating to dig deeper after it’s all said and done.
It’s almost like getting the how and the why answered when all you know is the what. Even if it’s something long in the past and the person is no longer living, there’s just a weird excitement about getting the back-story… What drove them to do what they did? How were they raised that led them to turn out the way they did? What were they really like when they stepped out of the public eye?
It seems like the vast majority of people only care about what someone has done or that something does in fact exist and not how it came to be. It sort of goes hand in hand with the saying “life is a journey, not a destination.” More often than not, it’s the journey that plays the biggest role in the final outcome; wouldn’t you agree?