Comedian Louis CK, on bypassing ticket retailers to sell seats directly to fans through his website:
Well, it’s all so interesting. It’s all so interesting. It really is. I love knowing why I was able to sell out in one town, and why I wasn’t in another town. I love knowing what goes into everything—the economics, the technical aspect, and how to create the ideas in the show. It’s great. If you can have access to all of that, why would you not want to know? I just love learning. I think learning is how you live. The verb of my life is learning.
There are people who find failure interesting. Those people's failures are often more interesting than their peers' successes. Their lives also tend towards success even though the prospect of a successful life motivates them less than the prospect of an interesting one.