Watch the boy in the image. You do not know, but perhaps you would be able to venture a stereotype character based on your experience… A posh boy who has run away from home? Young man adventurer in search of experiences?
The truth is that we have a tendency to try and make stories without knowing the context and the story. All due to the imaginative force causing the first impression. Could he be a serial killer traveling after his next victim? And the next occupant of the White House in 10 years old ?
A short history of context and story that will surprise
A boy 24 years looking out the train window shouted….
“Dad, look at the trees that go behind!”
The father smiled and a young couple sitting nearby, He looked somewhat childish behavior pity the boy when he screamed again…
“Dad, Look how clouds haunt us!”
The couple could not resist and told the father…
“Why not take your child to a good doctor?” The father smiled and said,… “I did and just left the hospital, my son was born blind and his eyes just received today”.
Every person on the planet has a history. Not worth judge without knowing the context and the story of people. That truth may surprise you.
I confess that I have looked hard the author of this story without success. If you know who it is, please, write me at the end of the post to include.
The importance of context
In the era of postverdad, forget the context and seek the easy holder. And that makes us tertulianos tweets. And we know that the context is very often what gives meaning to history, as in the case of our young train. Prejudging is too easy.
Personal brand, the context and the story
If you do not want others to manufacture its truth upon us, It is vital to Take Back the context and the story own. Many answers about why you have to work the personal brand (what we know as personal branding strategy) They are behind the need for control our story.
Let's avoid prejudge. Perhaps not necessary to reveal all our secrets, some discretion is appreciated. But when someone we look, outside and inside the network, better not give a wrong idea, biased or incomplete who we are and what we can do for others.