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Facts and stories

Almost all our behavior is animated by facts that turn into stories.

A guy bumped into me and spilled my drink.

FACT: (re-read the sentence above) STORIES: He thinks he’s more important than me; He singled me out and did that intentionally; He’s in a hurry and didn’t notice; He’s recovering from an addiction and can’t control his body…

We craft so many stories that may or may not be true, and all of them are framed by our own biases.

“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. ”

— Viktor E. Frankl

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