The Lion 🦁 & The Man 👨🏻
(Retelling of an Aesop Fable)
This one time The Lion 🦁 and The Man 👨🏻 were in a heated argument. Each one claiming to be greater than the other. The Man said to the Lion "I can prove that man is greater than Lion, follow me!" The man proceeded to lead the Lion to a statute of Hercules that depicted him killing a Lion with his bare hands.
The Lion replied "that proves nothing! For you see this statute was clearly made by human hands!"
The moral of the story is - truth is in the eye of the storyteller.
This fable is such a healthy reminder that as storytellers we control the lenses in which the viewers see the world.
It has become clearer and clearer these days as snippets of media make headline news or opinion pieces front as journalists research that we keep our integrity intact when relating our personal narrative.
No one is without bias and there's always more than one side to a story. In someways this fable shows the power of breaking our own fourth walls so as not to purposefully deluded the consumers of our stories.
I personally believe this makes journalism a higher calling yet it's unfortunate that what sells news isn't values but sensational statements. Perhaps this is just some food for thought when we see or hear a story that our gut is having trouble believing.
Thanks for reading 📖