"Perception Goes Beyond The Shell Of Appearance... and Into Essence." - Gary Zukav
So much of our focus is directed to creating a comfortable and secure existence. But once we manage to attain it, those pleasant feelings quickly deteriorate into boredom and malaise. A deeper part of us demands that we feel intensely alive and regularly participate in new and rich experiences.
One reason we get intrigued by biographies is that our own lives feel unremarkable. So we turn to stories of people who have, or continue, to live at the frontiers of possibility. In doing so we become enthralled or inspired by remarkable lives. Look deeper though and there tends to be a common thread among memorable lives.