Sunday, July 3, 2011

Let People Tell Their Story

People, including the people you work with and especially kids, have an innate need to tell their stories…their yarns.  Don’t try to pick the stories apart.  Sometimes specific facts matter, and sometimes they don’t.   Be keen to the difference.  And definitely don’t just sit there, saying nothing.  Help them tell their story.  Help them weave their yarn.  Better yet, live life with them and help them build the memories and experiences that build their stories. 
Life is more fun that way for everyone.  :-)

There is a long series of events and situations that I've observed over many years that helped me finally understand this--no single event in recent past.  :-)

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