On Telling Stories That Matter
If you’re telling a story that matters, it will be important with or without anyones approval. It’s at least important to the people living it and you. Wether or not you think people will care about the story, shouldn’t stop you from telling it.
I didn’t care.
There was a point not so long ago, when HIV/AIDS didn’t matter to me. The kids living in some remote hostel in India, didn’t matter to me. There are many important things happing right now that don’t matter to me. Often when things don’t matter to me, it’s not because I have a cold heart, but because I don’t know about them or can’t personally relate. Telling stories can offer an opportunity to care. Now that the aforementioned things matter to me, my life is better.
It’s worth every effort.
Stories can generate serious energy that makes a difference. We spend enough energy doing things that don’t really matter. Lives can be changed, improved, even saved.