Problem story or solution story – which kind describes you?
Little decisions can have so many consequences we never know or appreciate, and so it is that I give you some things to think about as you begin your week:
The other day I came across something I enjoyed watching; it wasn’t my first time, but it was in the rotation of things I was ½ watching/ 1/2 listening to while I worked late – it was a Moth video, Normal Lear was telling one of his stories, both story and storyteller as an excellent example of fulsome long life still in progress; his career has been one of stunning award-worthy accomplishments, overcoming large and difficult problems, a groundbreaking force in television, entertaining us with situation comedies that made us laugh and think, in many ways reflecting society, and in many cases shaming society by holding up a mirror so people could see themselves laughing and having a bit of a gut-punch on issues.
So, I sent an email to my other domain so a link would be on this computer so I could refer to it one day soon in a Musing column; then, it got funnier. I mistyped my email with a subject line, ‘normal lear video,’ He was 93 when this was recorded in 2016; he’s still busy at 100!
I’ve had a chuckle about that type every day since, but I hadn’t figured out how to weave it into a column – until yesterday.
I was watching Dr. Mel Gil’s presentation; a TEDx Varna talk – Uncommon Sense, filled with considerable wisdom from a ‘laughs at his own jokes’ presenter – well worth your time to listen to him; he speaks of problems not being seen as problems but better seeing them as a situation …
Stories, problems, and situations, storytellers that illustrate a message of how we can better appreciate the large enormous impact of little things …