Just some thoughts:
WHO IS TELLING THE STORY
I been reading some books on the life of a well known entertainer.
Not really that important the name of the entertainer be given. But a former employee of this entertainer said something I thought was interesting. He said:
“Even a true story can be told two ways.”
So true. I have often found that the person telling the story can greatly influence the outcome or how others walk away from the story that was just told. The story can be told in black and white and make a person look bad or good. Body language when telling the story, chosen words, expression, gestures and on. What the person said may be true but they presented the story in such a way that they wanted a desired outcome. Or maybe they tell only half the story.
Recently I was reading a book in which by the time I had finished the first chapter the thought came to me, “this author wants the reader to come away from this reading with a certain opinion decision about a happening in history.” I went back and re-read pages noticing how many times an adjective would be inserted in a line to give a certain impression. The more I read I often got the feeling “He’s writing with his impressions inserted in too many areas.”
“How does he really know what that person was thinking,” yet he told the reader what the person was thinking.
It is always good to remember who is telling the story. Why are they telling the story, why do they want you to hear the story? The truth can be baked, frozen, sliced and handed to you in various ways. Again, always remember who is telling the story and why is it is being told.
July 27, 2019