Everything in life can be boiled down to either a story or a game.
I’ll explain how games work another time.
Stories, however, are just that. Tales we tell ourselves. They are always true, in our own minds anyway.
We make up stories to justify our actions. Noble and subversive stories abound.
Ever do something shady and then convince yourself your we’re in the right? That’s a story.
Seth Godin posts about the mental space between reality and the reality in our heads. The stories we tell ourselves to justify, sooth, and sedate. Stories that can corrode our lives.
When you stop telling yourself false stories that’s where power begins.