#021: I am in control of my HIS-story?

I woke up today remembering a strange experiment.

The basic premise is this, the stories we tell ourselves, is how we see the world.

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The history of Earth, is merely an interpretation of the person telling it. Could a '‘custom'“ history benefit the person telling it? Maybe guide you towards what they want you to believe?

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How does this matter to you?

In the experiment…

Person A and Person B go to the same gas station and experience the same thing. The only difference was their story of what they experienced.

Person A describes a horrible experience, and Person B describes a positive one.

Let’s dig in.

Person A and B are at a gas station and have the same exact experience.

EVERYTHING WAS THE SAME.

Both show up and both get a full tank of gas.

The clerk collects the cash, deposits to the register, and dials in $50 for pump #1.

Both pump their gas and are on their way. DONE.

Person A felt the gas station clerk was being rude to them, because she didn’t greet them in a jolly way. She wanted the cashier to be extra cheery because Person A loves hospitality.

Person B on the other hand described an overall positive experience. She said the clerk was ‘straight-to-the-point’. She appreciated how the clerk was quick and efficient with her time, which enabled her to get gas and get out quickly. She never mentions that the cashier showed no emotions.

Perspectives: This is a can of soda, in one direction the can projects a square shadow, in another direction it projects a circle shadow.

Perspectives: This is a can of soda, in one direction the can projects a square shadow, in another direction it projects a circle shadow.

Person A chose to describe a negative experience and Person B chose to describe a positive one. Who’s right? Who’s wrong?

We don’t know why they chose different stories, but they did.

Now multiply this by 5.7 billion people...this is the world we live in. So many perspectives of people we don’t know.

Everyone choosing their unique story of what reality is…with the ability to find and meet their own tribe through social media.

Shift in perspective.

Shift in perspective.

It can get overwhelming with billions of perspectives that share this planet we live on.

Our own conscience gets tested at every moment, for what it believes in. 

It’s easy to get lost in other people’s stories when we’re here to write our own and become a party of our own tribe.

That’s when we choose to claim our power.

@helloswat