There was a debate on Twitter about the question ”tell me about yourself” some people ask when getting to know someone better. Personally, I have no problem with it, but I hate it whenever I am asked the question and this is because there is a lot about myself that can not be told in a day or during a one-time conversation.
What do you think is the appropriate way to ask about someone’s story? By asking or by observing?
Benedicteking wrote an interesting blog post of telling your story this 2017 and it got me thinking (you can read the post here). It got me thinking about how simple the question ”what is your story?” is and how difficult it may be to answer for those who don’t even know their story or understand it well enough to share it.
“The shortest distance between two people is a story.”
― Patti Digh
Picture this: you are on a date with someone and the person asks you this: ”what is your story?”, what will be your reaction to this? I will be shocked because no one asked me that question before, and I have told myself that the first person who genuinely asks me this question will get to know all about me (el oh? el).
I believe that this is the main reason why Kemi Adetiba’s King Women series is currently a success because successful Nigerian women are asked the question, maybe not in this form, and they tell life stories that they haven’t shared before.
Maybe we should spend the rest of the year telling our stories as someone out there just might be saved from listening to them.
“The power of getting to know one another is so immense eclipsed only by first getting to know ourselves.”
― Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason
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