I’m working personally on creating more functional narratives and less dysfunctional narratives.

that. Now myself, I’m not atheist. Not likely I’d be convinced to be (agnostic works for me) BUT if I was gonna consider it, that’s the functional narrative.

I think that’s been my main point overall. Dysfunctional narratives lead to dysfunctional results. Yours is not a dysfunctional narrative.

With a decent set of functional narratives between ideologies, bridge-building is possible.

Of course this language sounds strange to people who don’t talk like this. As a translation:

Functional narrative: This is a story that is believable and convincing and sounds true and genuine.

Dysfunctional narrative: This is a story that sounds strange, contrived, artificial and full of rhetoric.

My definitions. I know some stories I tell are likely dysfunctional narratives and others are functional narratives.

(When I say “stories” I don’t mean fictions. That’s why I sometimes use the word narrative instead)

I’m working personally on creating more functional narratives and less dysfunctional narratives. Dysfunctional narratives contain hyperbole, drama, exaggeration, a sense of urgency and… oh, what’s that word… Ah – desperation.

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