Looks like Gallup agrees with theleansubmariner
Our friends at Webster’s define the word narrative as follows: “a story or account of events, experiences, or the like, whether true or fictitious.”
I like that definition since it allows the reader or listener to ultimately make up their own mind whether the narrator is telling the truth or a lie. Intelligent people with the proper amount of discernment seem to be able to wade through the story most of the time and discover what lies beneath. Even people with average intelligence can rise to the occasion and expose stories with false and misleading threads. Common sense kicks in when a story suddenly ends up costing money that wasn’t discussed in the early phases.
The world isn’t always so simple though. Often, a story teller comes to a new audience with a long list of previous successful stories. They have fans who believe the narrative without so much as…
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