At the end it'll say "The End", and then the credits will roll. The
last credit will say "Screenplay and story of your
life created and scripted from an original idea by you.".
Werner Erhard with Jack Rafferty
reprising their award winning roles in the drama
It's almost certain if you tell me your story expecting me to agree
with you or wanting me to sympathize with what
happened to you, you'll be disappointed. That's because
your story's OK with me. When I listen to your story, you won't be
filing a police report. I'm not interested in who's to
blame. The way it turned out is the way it turned out.
There's no point in manipulating the way it turned out or in
spin doctoring the way it turned out or in trying to
get justice (at best) or in trying to get revenge (at
worst) because that's the way it turned out.
Any story that's a problem (or, spoken with
any story that's about a problem) could be handled by
listening for what the problem is, then fixing the problem. Fixing
is one way of doing it, although its efficiency in the long term is
dubious at best. Fixing would be like replacing one section of an
infested floorboard while the termites go unnoticed stealthily
devouring their way through the entire foundation of the house.
I'll listen but not coming from fixing. If you tell me a
story I'll listen from within another context, from within
another frame of reference.
Your story tells of a complaint, of a racket, of a
problem. Any problem is a problem not because of what happened but
because what happened eclipses, overshadows who you
really are. If there's going to be a resolution to
the problem in your story,
it won't be found in solving the problem. Resolution is
found in reinstating who you really are distinct from
the story ie distinct from your version of the sequence of events
which overshadow who you really are.