Before writing this post, I asked a couple of co –workers, whom they found fascinating. It wasn’t long by thereafter that the discussion got around to fantasy dinner guests and people who have done wrong in the past, but whose actions and reasoning however misguided or reprehensible. For instance, a colleague found Hitler interesting, debating the complexities of his actions, the motivations and the power he held over state and press. This organically turned the conversation towards propaganda and the apparent blind faith of his followers. The conversation continued and more and more people got involved.
There are so many people that I find fascinating, it really is hard to pick just one, most of the people I find interesting, sometimes haven’t even done anything but rather their aura, just tends to award an assumption of excellence. For instance, I find Courtney Love, utterly enchanting, although her behavior and actions are something not to be admired. But there is something about her story that resonates with me, from her early days, travelling the world, even ending up in Dublin working for Hot Press magazine, her erratic and outrageous behavior, her movie star redemption with a powerful performance in the People Vs. Larry Flint and then of course back again to outrageous and erratic behavior.
I have also been particularly endeared to Michelle Obama, ever since she broke royal protocol and instead curtsying to the Queen, gave her a great big hug. There is something to powerfully rebellious about that action that I have always appreciated. What an awesome moment!
Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian two people that most of the general populace seem to despise. Part of the money hungry, fame grabbing Kardashian clan. But there is something about both of them, that sets them apart from the rest. Khloe is a strong, feisty women and I always appreciate that. She takes no guff from anyone. Kourtney, is so calm and collected, she has an icy shield I aspire to. When she was giving birth, not a scream left her lips and when she pulled that baby from out of herself, I was dumbfounded. What a powerful moment that has been eclipsed by the families general despise.
There are so many people I find fascinating, writers, authors, actors/actresses. It really would be difficult to name just one.
So I won’t.