The value of being real

“People want their wisdom in short bursts.”

“People want their stories long and complicated.”

People — people — people — what do YOU want? How do the wisdom generators and storytellers reach YOU?

That’s the puzzle, and that’s the solution: You are not “people.” You are person. You have a name. You might enjoy the cookie made with a cookie cutter, created to fit “the market,” and you might not.

How do I reach you? By giving the universe what I would want to see — providing the most authentic version of me that I can muster — and hoping you find it.

It’s not quite as random as that, but it’s close. And being The Real Me is my best shot at reaching The Real You.

Published by WarrenBluhm

Wordsmith and podcaster, Warren is a reporter, editor and storyteller who lives near the shores of Green Bay with his wife, two golden retrievers, Dejah and Summer, and Blackberry, an insistent cat. Author of It's Going to Be All Right, Echoes of Freedom Past, Full, Refuse to be Afraid, Gladness is Infectious, 24 flashes, How to Play a Blue Guitar, Myke Phoenix: The Complete Novelettes, A Bridge at Crossroads, The Imaginary Bomb, A Scream of Consciousness, and The Imaginary Revolution.

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