STORY OF A HAT
Imagine if your clothes could talk. What would they say? What stories would they tell?
This episode is about a “talking” hat; it’s about the story of a hat.
This no ordinary hat. It is the red MAGA hat worn by Trump supporters. Not only does this hat talk, it tells different stories to different people. Strong, loud, passionate stories that, all too often, trigger violent actions.
Earlier this month, a black man wearing a MAGA hat was violently assaulted and robbed by two other black men because he would not remove the hat when they ordered him to. The hat inflamed them. It triggered a STORY in their heads that led to violence.
We project all sorts of stories onto neutral objects and onto people. When we do that we are slaves to our narratives.
Here are a few of the provocative questions and insights you’ll discover in this episode:
- What is the nature of story?
- How do your story filters color your view of the world?
- What happens if you don’t take full responsibility for the narratives that create your world?
- The similarity between your inner narratives and a wild horse
- The truth about your opinions and judgements
The story of a hat is the story of your mind; it’s the story of the reality that you create moment to moment that makes your world enriching or frightening.
The story of hat is a challenge for you to take full responsibility for the circumstances, the emotions, and the reality that you project onto the world. It is a challenge to change your story, and change your life.