Bits of Life Missed Worth Exploring

Our Need for Stories


Often, people not only freely share what happened but then follow it up with their explanation of the motives of the participants and what will be the result of what took place.

Rarely, do I hear anyone simply state what happened.

It confirms our need for stories. We feel much more comfortable when we understand more of the entire picture than simply a small part of it. It’s our natural tendency.

Surprisingly though, without something happening, we interact with others in sentences. Incomplete thoughts. Muddled thinking. There are no stories present.

We don’t have the patience to share more. Our knowledge blinds us as to what more the other person needs to understand us.

We assume coherency without ever testing whether someone really understood what we just shared.  Except when it comes to explaining what happened.

Interesting, isn’t it?

Bits of Life Missed Worth Exploring


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