Quote of the Week

The quotes we choose

Posted 3/8/24

The quotes we choose tell others something about us.

I found this quote as I was exploring quotes using a search query of notable quotes by women.

With that I discovered Chimamanda Ngozi …

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Quote of the Week

The quotes we choose


The quotes we choose tell others something about us. The stories that we hear about a person inform our view of them.

There is danger in a single story, says Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a Nigerian writer whose second novel, Half of a Yellow Sun (2006), gained international acclaim for its depiction of the devastation caused by the Nigerian Civil War. Her novels, short stories, and nonfiction explore the intersections of identity. Her 2009 TED talk, The Danger of a Single Story, points to how we form opinions on people based on a single thought and develop preconceived notions of what is normal or what we expect. 

So much of the time, our expectations lead to interpretations that can be in their simplest form inaccurate.

Often, we find a larger truth when we move our thinking from hastily formed simplistic opinions.

We begin to come to our own identity and become able to lead more authentic lives. We begin to see the people around us with their own identity and authenticity.

Differentiating ourselves from the other, while being curious and open, is key. To most everything.

That's why I chose this quote.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Quote of the week


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