High Fidelity, Touchstone, 2000
The full piece:
A while back Dick, Barry and I agreed that what really matters is what you like, not what you are like.
Books, records, films – these things matter.
Call me shallow, it’s the fukking truth – and by this measure I was having one of the best dates of my life.Rob Gordon (John Cusack)
I’ve often thought to myself … and occasionally mentioned to others that it’s more important to have interests than it is to be interesting.
I probably mean that it is more important to have interests than it is to be thought of as interesting.
Because it could just be a matter of how well you relate to others, how well you articulate your interests, how well you inspire people with your ideas … either that or you’re just talking to the wrong people.
It may be that it’s just more important to be interested – to have the capacity to show genuine interest in what someone else is saying. To truly listen and to truly engage.
Either way, this part of High Fidelity was right when the main character sleeps with the Lisa Bonet character so if you’re a child of the 80’s like me … ‘nuf said.