Adjacent Realities: The Big Lie

When talking about the possible, we must from the outset confront the big lie that all too often accompanies it.

Unlike many big lies, this one is not always offered with an intent to deceive. (At least, not a malicious intent.) When we say it to others, we are usually trying to be encouraging. And in a world where people can always use a little encouragement, that doesn’t seem like a bad thing.

We’ve all heard the lie. Most of us have probably said it. And some of us, I’m afraid, say it all the time. But starting today, I’d like to invite you never to tell this lie again. And if you hear someone else say it, I hope you will recognize it for the lie that it is.

In this edition of Adjacent Realities, we explore what that lie is and why it can do so much harm.

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