We often think of ourselves as rational creatures. We’re used to thinking that other people are rational, so we are used to thinking that when we are irrational, it’s because we’re out to get them, right? What we forget is that rationality is just one level of our self-awareness.
Sure, we may not be able to remember how many times we said something or made a decision, but we can probably remember when we said it didn’t end up working. Or when we were too drunk to remember. Or when we were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Or when we needed to use logic to solve a problem. Or when we were just being stupid. Or when we were just being lazy. Or when we were just plain stupid.
You know that saying “sometimes logic doesn’t work” or “sometimes you need to be a little bit dead to realize that logic doesn’t work”? Well, they are all true. And they also seem to be true for people in our generation.
We’ve all been there. You know the one with the problem when you’re driving and realize you should know the right way to turn the wheel before you get to the grocery store? That problem is also true for people in our generation.
You’ve been on the same boat for the last 10 years, the other guy’s boat was on a cliff, he was a rock star, and he was watching TV. He saw it, he saw it, he saw it, and he was going to kill it. Or he saw it and he went to the grocery store. You know what he saw? He just got it. He saw it, and he wasn’t going to kill it.
And that’s not just our generation. You think youve heard it all before but you haven’t.
It’s true that one of the most important lessons we can learn as we age is “be careful what you wish for, you just might get it.” That’s because it’s easy to get a lot of things we want.
The one that has been my absolute favorite of our many-of-a-kind stories. A few of our most popular stories were about zombies. We’ve seen the real-life movie King’s Law, and it was probably my favorite movie ever. One of my favorite stories was “The Wolf of Wall Street.” It was a murder mystery, and we all knew about it, and its like we were watching it on a remote TV screen.
I don’t know about you, but there’s nothing quite like hearing an author’s story being told. It’s a very common problem. We know that a book like Wolf of Wall Street is not an issue because there were no issues. People like to hear about their heroes and we love to share that with the rest of the world. But there is a difference between someone telling stories about their own life story, and telling stories that are really, really important to someone else.
If you’re a great storyteller when you are young, how then do you grow into a great storyteller as you grow older? Our answer is to “grow up.” If you’re older than your readers, that means that you must be a little more mature.