There are a lot of modern ideas about the “narrative.”
This is a very broad word.
It’s always been a kind of battleground for news stations.
The “news” is not just an information dispensary.
They just don’t spit out streams of facts.
They take the facts and turn them into a story.
And whoever can come up with the most intriguing story gets the most eyeballs.
The most clicks, or ad money etc.
Every since modern newspapers were invented, they compete based on who could come up with the best narrative.
It’s long been said that winners write the history books.
Or winners of wars get to come up with a narrative that makes them look good.
Politicians have been playing this game forever.
Random things happen out in the world.
Well, not really random but things that are more or less out of the control of the dudes in charge.
If they are good things, the people in charge take credit for them.
Not My Fault
If they are bad things, the people in charge blame their enemies.
These “narrative battles” are as old as time.
George Orwell famously said, through a couple of his characters, that “Whoever controls the past controls the future. Whoever controls the present controls the past.”
If a politician can control the “narrative” of what happened before and how we got here, they control the present and therefore the future.
Even day to day things come under the umbrella of a “narrative battle.”
The never ending battle of the “meaning” of events.
A car being a certain price is a fact.
Both buyer and seller look at the same price.
The buyer may think it’s too expensive, which means he can’t afford it.
The seller will try and convince him that given the true value of the car, which the buyer may not yet truly appreciate, it’s actually the cheapest car on the lot.
Whoever controls the “meaning” of the actual price will direct the future, or the outcome.
A sale, or not a sale.
You can also control your own past, if you want.
If you can control your past, you will control your present.
If you can control your present, you can control your future.
How do you control your past?
Not with a time travel machine.
But how you remember your past.
How you reference your past.
Which parts of your past you choose to reference in certain situations.
To be a sideline watcher of life.
Or to be a dominant player conquering life.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.