Saturday, February 02, 2019

Telling stories today

Over the past year or so, I’ve noticed that people now respond to stories in very different ways than they used to.

Stories of victory are now a turn-off. But stories of struggle and suffering really grip people.

Stories of triumph and success bring assumptions of domination and exploitation. But stories of oppression and injustice create empathy and support.

Most stories can be told both ways. If you tell yours the wrong way, you will lose your audience.