Who, What, When, Where, and Why

Do you ever get the feeling everyone has a story to tell except you? When I read the memories written by others, be it in book or essay form, I always think their lives are more interesting than mine. Today someone asked me a question about my childhood and I thought my answer would bore them because I had found their answer to the same question to be so interesting. After some back and forth it seems what we find interesting is more deeply rooted in what we find different.
In the hands of a gifted story teller people of varying backgrounds and beliefs are interesting. In the hands of someone of great prejudice these same varied backgrounds and beliefs become fodder for fear.
Journalism is thought of as giving us the; who, what, when, where, and why. The “why” is the tricky part. The “why” is where the writers prejudice or skill influences thousands.

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