The Danger of a Single Story

A few days ago we were talking about the danger of a single story in my AP English class and I realized how often we think or say things without knowing the full story. This happens daily. Everything we think or say about another person, be it good or bad, is based off what we know.

And what we know comes from what we see or what others have told us. But so often there is another side, another detail we don’t know, which could change our opinion something. Nevertheless we don’t go looking for this other side of the story or even know it exists until it is thrown into our face. Only then do we think that it has been this way all along.

“Don’t judge a book by it’s cover” can be applied to everything in life; there is always something deeper, something we cannot know without it staring us in the face.

It can be quite interesting to try and think deeper about what you see, maybe ask yourself why or who or where. People always have their own story and not just the ones we give them.

JustMeJuls xxx

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