We’re not in Kansas anymore

Someone born and raised in Manhattan will stand out at a rodeo in Nebraska.

You can see the differences in mannerisms, in how they walk, talk, sound, dress, their haircut…everything will seem a bit off.

And it’s really easy to point them out because everyone around them is different.

Someone who is culturally conservative might even begin to tell a story that Nebraska is even becoming more liberal. (Even though, the data doesn’t support it.)

Juxtaposition is a powerful tool for telling a story. The examples we use from the culture we live in are not necessarily the best representation in what is actually happening.

Everyone can always think of, “This one time…” but it doesn’t actually mean there’s a pattern or a trend. It might be what is sticking out to you because of the narrative you have created.