One of the facts (often inevitable) of our life is ‘story telling’. Whether you like it or not, you have been doing this for several years now! You have told stories to your friends, to your parents, siblings, relatives, colleagues and very obviously, unless you were very wise, to your spouse! Stories have ‘defined’ who you are. Without stories all your ‘journey’ would have become unbelievably boring.
But interestingly there is nothing like a ‘true’ story. Every story is just a story. Fairy tales are ‘fairy’ because we were told they were so unrealistic! What if someone told us a fairy tale as though it was a true account from somebody’s real life? Most of us would have believed it as a phenomenal body of facts. Very few people really check factual aspects of ‘facts’ especially when these are told by others in the form of a story. This is simply because we tend to respect a story teller’s judgement.
Majority of the ‘truths’ are nothing more than fantastically told stories. For example if I tell you that I decided to marry a girl because I loved her, you might not take this seriously. But if I weave a wonderful tale of our relationship in a graduate school, it’s impossible for you to stop me from narrating those events. This ‘personal’ story will become irresistible as well as terribly appealing to you. Of course a bad story teller might get written-off, thanks to his inability to tell tales about his/her life.All of this may sound far too fantasized but this is all pervasive.
And if you consider yourself to be far more sophisticated, simple stick to facts. Don’t try to make stories! They will automatically create one about you!