My Tribe - Compelling Story Telling
Stories are life. What was, is and what could be. Good stories do far more than entertain. They take residence somewhere deep in our soul. Stories give you a framework for interpreting life and giving you a compelling vision of what is worth pursuing. Stories help you to see truth and take a perspective that flips a terrible tragedy into an opportunity full of peace, hope, joy, and direction.
Stories are so powerful, they are weapons. And if the people surrounding our children don't tell them good stories about life, then that vacuum will be filled with bad stories told by predators. Stories that seed envy, jealousy, insecurity, and fear.
The marketing industry's modus operandi is to convince people they need something that previously they did not even want. And in as little as a 15 second ad, it tells a story that leaves the audience feeling terrible about themselves if they don't buy that product to win the battle for whatever insecurity they can arouse and prey upon.
We must tell better stories. Stories that champion virtues and engender resilience, courage, love, goodness, hope, and where these come from. Stories that flow into conversations with our loved ones around the dinner table or when they are lost, distraught, despairing or widely naïve about their invulnerability. For millennia it was the responsibility of the tribe to tell their children these stories. Click the image on the right to find out more.
You don't need to reinvent the wheel. There are lots of great stories around. The best ones have been around for a long time. The searchable database below will help you find great stories that work for young people at each key developmental stage. This database has a rating system based on good people who want to help others find the best stories for their children. So, after you've read a story, give it a rating before picking the next.