The Power of Truth

“What matters now isn’t storytelling; what matters is telling a true story well.”

Ann Handley

As a society, we have always been fascinated with stories. From the tales around the campfire to the latest bestselling novel, we crave narratives that transport us to new worlds and make us feel something. However, in today’s world, the focus has shifted from simply telling a good story to telling a true story well.

With the rise of social media and the constant barrage of information, ensuring that the stories we consume are accurate and reliable has become more important than ever. Fake news and misinformation can spread like wildfire, causing harm and confusion. This is why it is crucial to prioritize truth and accuracy over entertainment value.

But we can still enjoy a good story. In fact, by telling true stories well, we can create a more powerful and impactful narrative. Using real-life experiences and events as the basis for our storytelling, we can connect with our audience on a deeper level and bring important issues to light.

So, the next time you sit down to write or consume a story, think about the importance of telling a true story well. Doing so can help create a more informed and empathetic world.

Published by Benjamin W. Stratton

I'm a photojournalist traveling the world sharing what I experience along the way.

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