I've always been a people watcher. But I don't watch to watch. I watch to wonder.
To wonder what's the motivation behind the action.
My wondering was given a great deal of direction in high school when we read the ancient Greek play Oedipus Rex, and my teacher made an observation about the main character, Oedipus. She said that although he's a one-in-a-million man whose fiery temper and quick thinking cause him to become king, he's also emblematic of every man because like every man, Oedipus's greatest strengths are also his greatest weaknesses.