Yesterday, I was reading about how the Corona Virus was produced in a lab based in Wuhan, China.
The source was credible. It was a very long narrative, supported with facts.
Nevertheless, it was just a narrative.
The problem is that the world works on narratives.
World issues are so complex that fiction can be built using objective facts.
Sounds like a paradox?
Take Bitcoin for example.
The single narrative that is driving Bitcoin to the sky is the “fact” that Cryptocurrency is decentralized. No single organization, government, or bank controls it.
A few days back when Elon Musk sold billions of worth of Bitcoins, the Bitcoin lost 15% of its value.
Decentralized? Not anymore right?
One man can change the fate of a currency by 15%
Which narrative would you believe now?
Elections work the same way. Election campaigns sell narratives. Of course, they package facts but only in the sequence and structure that sells.
In hindsight, there is no lie.
Very few people can afford a lie.
Lying is cost-intensive and risk-intensive activity.
There is only the truth. The greater truth and the lesser truth 🙂
There are only narratives based on convenient truths.
Pick your narratives carefully.