Interesting that neither memories nor dreams are real, isn’t it?
Memories reconstruct what has been in the past and dreams give birth to our visions of what might be in the future.
Both exist ONLY in our minds…
The following thoughts come from comments originally made in response to a post on the Lead Change Group blog by Alan Utley, who thoughtfully and articulately discussed the use of stories to motivate and influence. You should go read his post.
I often used to tell a story about how a youthful shop-lifting event shaped my values. In the story, I owned up to my misdeed (after some angst) and received a reward for doing so. I once told that story in front of my mother … who then categorically dismantled that version of my own memory. Continue reading