Storytelling – get good at it if you want to fight back at Trump and Farage
If, like me, as you watched Brexit and the US election, disbelief became disappointment bordering on despair, then you may be feeling disempowered right now.
The wrong side won. Bad things are going to happen and there’s nothing you can do about it except protect yourself and those you love and wait for sanity to return.
I believe that that response has been engineered. It is the story that those who won, want those of us who oppose them to believe.
The first step to stopping them is to recognise that this is a story and not the truth.
The second step is to change the story.
Salman Rushdie said:
“Those who do not have power over the story that dominates their lives—the power to retell it, rethink it, deconstruct it, joke about it, and change it as times change—truly are powerless, because they cannot think new thoughts.”
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