If you don’t get to the story then the story gets you!
“There’s so much grey to every story – nothing is so black and white”, says Lisa Ling, the host of CNN’s This Is Life With Lisa Ling. She sure knows more than a thing or two about stories.
But the way stories get rendered in today’s world is frightening to say the least. Simplified more than a ready-to-eat meal! These stories, served as dollops of inspiration or spoonful of perspective, thrive in an ever-increasing speed of dissemination and an equally decreasing attention span of ‘ardent’ readers.
Beware the Truth. Hidden between a few facts and some inane details or fiction are the so-called truths that the storytellers want us to believe. And they rely on the age-old formula of advertising to achieve this feat – repeat, repeat, repeat.
Sadly, we live in an era where followers are currency, adulation knows no age and fame, even fleeting, is a fortune. Today, stories are used like darts – you don’t know where they are coming from and they just prick you but, over a period of time, they definitely get you.
The only way to identify the grey matter from the black and white is to rely on the SIX WISE MEN. They are the only ones who can guide us through the maze of stories that begin hitting us from the time we wake up till we go to bed.