If you missed yesterday’s post, I’m aiming to blog every single day in April.
And I’m also aiming to keep every post under 300 words. Can you even imagine??
So, I love the title of this post. I pulled it off the second-to-last page of a book I finished yesterday. (The Stop: How the Fight For Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement by Nick Saul and Andrea Curtis.) Super-duper good book. Highly recommend it.
The actual quote is: “It occurred to me as I listened that it’s this kind of connection I’ve spent my entire adult life fighting to assert–pushing against what has become the dominant narrative in our society, against those who would say that we are only individuals, not communities.”
I feel like a lot of what I’m about, what my purpose on this earth is, has to do with pushing against the dominant narrative in our society. You know, things like:
“You need lots of money and stuff and personal space to be happy.”
“America is awesome. Everyone should do things the way we do.”
“You can’t be successful in life without a college education.”
“It’s too hard/expensive to eat healthy.”
“Love the sinner, hate the sin.”
Stuff like that.
Here’s the thing. I don’t want to push against dominant narratives just to push. I only want to push when I feel like they’re off-base and doing more harm than good.
I want us to open our eyes and minds and start using our brains and dare to question the status quo.
Question for you: What dominant narrative of our society are you (or feel like you should be) pushing against?