I Facebooked my and R's ex. He has no internet presence. His younger brother does though. I mentioned this to R. R told me the brother was mega hung and liked to show it off. He would proudly get it out upon request and was always happy with the admiring remarks. We discussed it a bit and then R shut the conversation down stating that he was not interested to know, had no reason to think about it and he did not like to remembering things he would rather forget.
But it is your history, I argued. Don't care and don't want to remember, was reply. One of our ex Brother Friends was the same. When I found his ex had an internet presence on FB, the friend was just not interested in knowing anything. He had already stated the same when I used to see his ex out and about in town.
It is so curious to me. I don't flatter myself that I am an amateur historian, yet I am so interested in history. Historians have to verify constantly. I come at it from more a gossip angle.
It's all very well to say the past is the past, but it is history. Our history is what makes us what we are today. How can you ignore that and not be interested? Some of us inhabit a different planet.