What Is Your Story?


| 6/25/2012 12:14:44 PM


Tags: Peter Buffett, Self-Help,

Peter Buffett, son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, is an Emmy Award-winning composer, NY Times best-selling author and noted philanthropist. Currently, he is releasing socially-conscious music and touring his “Concert & Conversation” series in support of his book Life Is What You Make It.   

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“How I got here doesn’t tell me who I am”
“Open Hearted Hand” by Peter Buffett 
 

What do you believe and why do you believe it?

We have been living out of stories that we’re told; Stories we tell ourselves about ourselves, stories history books tell us, the newspapers tell us, and our parents tell us.

We decide whether we believe in these stories or not, and build quite complex cases to justify our position. But where did these stories begin? 

If you look deep enough, every story comes from fear or fearlessness.

Candace Jenal
7/4/2012 7:56:35 PM

I think everyone has a story waiting to be told,it's what makes Us who we are.


David Lunbeck
7/2/2012 9:58:31 PM

Do you remember the future ? . Do you remember the future that was portrayed by the story tellers of the 50, 60, 70 's ? Free energry , enviromentaly friendly industries, Bradbury, Asimov and Clark were my guides to a better tomorrow. I imagined the world as a beautiful place . I have always lived in the future , hoping for a better day just around the corner , believing in optimism as way of surviving lifes disappointments . Do you remember the future ? Lets keep telling hopeful stories for ourselves and this wonderful planet we live on. I don't thnk Aliens are coming to help in case we screw it up. We need Visonary's . All I know is the Archtypes of the past are changing and I hope the change is for the better.


Tracy Barnett
7/2/2012 12:46:54 AM

As shocking as Columbus' words seem today, they were quite normal by the standards of his time. Let's hope the readers of tomorrow will find today's norms as appalling. I dedicate my story - and my life - to moving things in that direction, in a strong and beautiful way, as you are doing. Thank you so much for the inspiration - and for the great new blog. I'll be reading it with great interest.


Jennifer Morrison
6/26/2012 2:39:19 PM

I've been saying this for many years - it's why I started teaching memoir and personal stories courses. As I always say, if you don't tell your story, somebody else is going to tell it on your behalf.