I just came across this:
What is it I love most about Louis CK? He's so very human.
Quick summary if you don't want to watch the video: He doesn't like getting his picture taken with fans. So he says no when they ask, but then he actually has a conversation with them. He says 80% of the people are delighted, and 20% are disappointed.
He views that disappointment as a good life-lesson for those folks, but I'm not as certain they're "getting it". If you'd rather have a picture with someone than a conversation with them, you're basically reducing them to an object. A tourist attraction. Here's a picture of me next to the Washington Monument, and here's a picture of me next to some celebrity.
I would guess most of 20% disappointed people don't actually know anything about Louis CK aside from what he looks like. "Hey, isn't that dude famous? Get a picture." He's an object in their minds, a celebrity object.
Whereas sitting and actually talking to him, he suddenly becomes a human being. You can still moon over him as a famous person, but he's a person-person.
I would much rather have a conversation with Louis CK than a picture. Because I like him.
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