Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
An interesting quote. I don’t fully share the perspective though. I like the one about people as I have noticed that within the corporate world the least interesting people always talk about people as a way to evaluate their own status in the corporate hierarchy. This often tends to correlate with a propensity to be focussed on their social status. Talking about people might be OK though, just as long as you talk about them as if they were in the same room.
The one about idea also makes me uncomfortable. I know abstract minds talking their whole career about ideas without testing them. It’s great to be interested about ideas but if you are not able to test them, how much value do they contribute ?