Erica Kleine yes! I have followed that rule my whole life!
I usually find one or two people that are obsessed and I listen
I’ve made good use of this with fiction:
I don’t have the patience to read long novels but I like to know the stories
But I don’t find the stories as interesting as I do the people that find the stories interesting
So to kill two birds with one stone, whenever somebody says You must read: Dune, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Twilight, Hunger Games / see movie: Fight Club, Idiocracy, oh too many to name…
What I do is I try to convince them to tell me.
It is extremely difficult to get a fan to tell you the story that they want you to see or read.
But I keep at it and I am just as insistent that they TELL me the story as they are that I READ the story
It can take a while
But when they do, I got to experience the excitement that I would never feel about the story through them.
And I may not know all the little details but I will have some sense from a fan point of view of what’s good and not.
This has also gotten me through trying to understand what various video games are or YouTubers are about because i don’t do either.
Works very well and saves time and makes people happy