There is a long time series at the Guardian/Observer called: what do I see in the mirror.
I have found it very interesting. It's not a thing you can read in one day, as it covers hundreds of people, some of them stars we have all heard of; for me, mostly people I've no idea about, and so then look them up on wikipedia. I've been reading it for several days and am only about half through to catch up to recent stuff. Actually, I've started with recent and am reading back - I'm somewhere back in 2009 now.
I'm now on page 16.
My take at the moment is that people rise above all sorts of stuff.
It's true some of the people talk relatively lightly, but many rather not speak lightly, at least not entirely lightly.