Backstories & Your Story Telling

Something I have learned studying more people who declare themselves ‘storytellers’ is that they use a lot of other people’s stories to convey their own messages.

And that is fine, as long as they are careful not to misremember and begin to claim others stores as their own.

Of course, I have found that I have to be careful not to fall so in love with another person’s story that I turn it from an example of what can happen that occurred to a person I know to an example of what happened way back when to me.

Similarly, you cannot have any of my backstories. You can use bits and pieces to fill out a few points in the stories you tell, but my history is my history. It is possible you could have a similar history or have been right there beside. Even so, your story will differ from mine because two different people lived the event.

Besides, you’ve got plenty of backstories to pull from ready to use right now. You don’t need to poach from anyone else.

Two Consistent Questions About ‘Unfinished Thoughts’

There are two consistent questions I field about publishing these ‘Unfinished Thoughts’ on this blog.
One is a question about my commitment based on the inconsistency of publishing these messages. The other is a question of the value based on the infrequent of true epiphanies published.

The first question is valid, and my main answer is the chaos of life and my inability to monetize my creative work (primarily based on the chaos of life).

The second question is total BS and tells more about the stupidity o the one posing the question than the skill and talent of the one requested to answer.

While these quick messages are meant to motivate and inspire, if a person truly needs a statement that will genuinely shatter the foundation of their being every day to function, they have a severe addiction, and not even fentanyl can quench it.

And I don’t feel sorry for a single person who needs to ask the second question.

Your Idea

If your idea is so great, why hasn’t anyone else presented it to the world?

If your idea is so great, why hasn’t anyone else perfected it for general use?

If your idea is so great, why hasn’t anyone else executed on selling it to the masses?

Answer those questions, and you will have a true sense of that idea’s actual degree of difficulty to bring to life . . . and how much work it may take for you to bring it to life.

Making Content For People To Consume

You are trying to get more people to take in your content, but ain’t nobody got time for that.

The first problem is the consumer has to make a choice, most likely subconscious, to choose you over them.

The second problem is that there is way too much content to consume, so there is way too much to choose from to consume.

The third problem is that chances better the content is decent and usable than not, so using quality as a qualifier may not be to your advantage.

So, what are you going to do?