"People become the stories they hear
and the stories they tell."
I find that I'm getting stories stuck in my head that are profoundly pissing me offstories about people whose greed and self-involvement have dropped-kicked the whole world into this enormous economic downturn. I've been focused on telling real heroes' stories for decades now, so if even I'm getting pulled into those infuriating stories, you may be too. If Wiesel is right, that puts us in danger of becoming like people we don't want to be. Uh oh.
OK, I have to say, I think Wiesel (whose writing is wonderful) is only right in one directionhearing and telling the stories of people we admire can help us become like themthat's the whole point of Giraffe stories. But I don't think hearing about CEOs cashing in on taxpayer bailouts is going to make you or me act like them. Sorry to disagree, Eli.