Isn’t it interesting that people who are interested… are interesting …and people who are not are not?
Now ask yourself, who has really made a difference in your life? You probably have known of 1000s of interesting people, but only the interested ones are the ones who impacted you personally. A good teacher is interested. A good parent is interested. A good friend is interested.
Ever notice that self indulgent people are not very compassionate? That’s because they think they are interesting. They’re also the most vulnerable to depression (the ultimate in “being” interesting)… you can’t possibly be depressed, bored, or even frustrated if you really get interested in something or someone else. If you have a foe, get truly interested in them, and not to win, but to learn… and you’ll find the conflict will get resolved and you’ll have a friend instead.
To experience peace, kindness and compassion, be interested.
You’re really not that interesting.