When we tell a story the world changes. Nothing remains the same.
First, you are different. Because in order to share your story you first had to articulate a specific point of view. You were deliberate about connecting the dots in a novel way. And then you took a stand.
Second, you changed the expectations of a group of people. Those people who share your values. They see things differently because of your story.
Finally, you changed expectations for the rest of us. You altered how we view customs and lifestyle choices. We all hope for something more after hearing your story.
No one else envisioned a coffee shop that provided job training for international refugees. Or that an outdoor clothing company would lead an international effort to give workers the day off to vote on election day.
You also have a unique way of looking at the world. Tell us that story.
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