I agree with the woman. I recently realized how much people-watching inspires me. I conjure up stories based on characters I observe. The way people walk, the way they react in social situations. Sometimes it’s funny, but most times it’s interesting to observe and try to guess what’s going on in people’s minds. They all have different lives and different ways of responding to pressure and personal issues.
People-watching teaches you how not to react, and behave in public. Because it’s only when you see other people, that you understand how you might appear to others in similar situations.
Observing other people gives a lot of insight into ourselves. Don’t you think?