“Life changing” is a claim that gets thrown around a lot, especially online.
Breaking up with shampoo is “life changing.” So is discovering you can hard-boil eggs in a pressure cooker.
Call it hyperbole with a side of TikTok, but there’s a reason that “life-changing” seizes our attention.
People are riveted by transformation. The world is one way, and something happens, and then the world is different.
Which is a way of saying: People are riveted by story. Beginning. Middle. End. It’s a transformation sandwich.
I’m thinking about this because I’ve been sorting through recent Path of the Storyteller student testimonials, updating the website for next week’s enrollment. [cue anticipatory music!]
Life-changing. Life-changing. Life changing. The phrase came up again and again, as my students described the impact the program has had on them. My...