Bright Minds and Living Better Stories

The brightest minds of our generation are all saying the same thing in different ways. They’re teaching us how to live a better story.

  • Brené Brown, in her SXSW 2019 keynote presentation, said the original definition of the word courage was “being willing to tell your whole story with your whole heart.”
  • In Esther Perel’s book, The State of Affairs, she said that she says that the quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives. Relationships are our story. We must write well and edit often.
  • In The Three Questions, authors Don Miguel Ruiz and Barbara Emrys wrote, “We find peace when we stop trying to defend the main character [of our stories].”
  • Douglass Rushkoff said if we change the story, we change the world.

Really interesting to see how these different twists on the same idea interrelate. How are they the same? How are they different? What can be learned by combining them into new lessons?

I’ll be thinking about this a lot in the coming weeks. I may write a longer essay about it. Stay tuned.