Writing fiction can be harder than non-fiction which is essentially just recounting facts, for one needs to know the subject intimately before one can speak definitively & authoritatively in our story.
Let Go The Peanut is a fictional story of a couple going through their lessons of learning about money. It teaches important concepts about money – what it actually is and how we engage with it.
As the couple determine to get out of debt and they engage with non-cash transactions their lives change as the opportunities around them expand massively.
The underlying premise of the book is that usury, the charging of interest is ungodly, and that ensnares us. We are forever told that the love of money is the root of all evil. Subtly, societal pressure trap us into thinking that all of value is measurable in monetary terms – when it isn’t.
Breaking free from this paradigm though requires an effort, and it costs us. To save his life from the approaching hunter, a monkey must let go of the peanut in his hand in order to retrieve it from a gourd previously set as a trap.
This monetary enslavement is both a conceptual thing and a practical thing. It is no use telling someone that they are drowning – they need a hand up. What’s the point of knowing that an approaching truck is going 86.75km per hour and that he’s on the wrong side of the road? Yours! In order to survive, you need to know where to go to get out of the way in the few seconds that you have left.
A story that is based on real experiences from a lifetime of someone else’s learning helps take people into another world sufficient that they can apply those lessons into their lives.
Sharing the results of an investigation in a manner that is meaningful for others can be a lot harder than completing the initial research for ourselves.
Using a story telling technique can help.
Theory and teaching is all very well and good, but the sharing of case studies and life experiences give others the chance to learn about how things could be better for them. Writing skills ARE important. One has to be engaging, and conform to social norms. Short sentences help. Correct grammar and spelling also prevent distractions
When a story is based on real-life experiences and connects with a reader it will be believable and may change the world!
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