Lessons in Stories

Lessons in Stories

The most valuable tool we have when it comes to predicting and understanding what our future-selves may want isn’t conceptualization based on our current wants and needs – those change constantly – but it’s the stories of others that have come before us.

There are and have been billions and billions of human beings that have gone through life, and a large enough fraction of them have in one way or another recorded their experiences. And more than a few of them have enough similarities to you for their lessons to be valuable.

Pick up an autobiography, sit down with a mentor, and talk to others outside your age range.