A Four-Year Old’s Intro to Framing

What a birthday faux pas can teach you about framing the world

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And then my partner came home from her parents place, where she had begun preparations to make a triceratops cake for the big day, and duly told me that it was indeed, only Friday.

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An unbirthday pancake

It is instinctual to try to avoid hurt or upset, and to simultaneously protect ourselves from being the target of anger or disappointment, by framing things in a positive light where possible.

Social science research has consistently shown that when facts or science is provided that challenges our worldview, we don’t change our worldview, we reject the facts. Such is the power of framing.

Storytelling | Narrative | Systems Change | Spoken Word | Currently writing a book on storytelling, narrative & systems change | www.alinasiegfried.com/book

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