I have been grappling with the insight , it is difficult, maybe impossible to change world views.
I see this in conversations now in school alumni groups and families.
There are two polarising views.
Each sees theirs as being the truth.
Each is trying to change and challenge the other view.
Only it does not change , there is conflict.
I have seen friends leave groups , stop talking to each other.
What is happening is , you cannot change world views , it’s tough, impossible.
Those that hold a view , connect with stories that fit into their world view.
Rather they always held that world view.
Stories tapped into their world view , made it stronger.
Let’s take the world views on for and against vaccination.
Those who are against vaccination hold their world view.
They find stories and research to support their world view.
Similarly Vegans have their world view .
Any story that taps into their world view resonates.
Time and energy to change world views is inefficient.
As a marketeer I would be more efficient telling a story that connects with the world view of the hero of my story.
Rather I don’t tell the story , the story is already told by the customer, I only tap into it.
Steve Jobs understood this .
He understood who the hero of Apple’s story was .
Those that challenged the status quo , those who think different , those that appreciated clean design were the hero of Apple’s brand story.
The campaign ‘Think Different ‘ tapped into this emotion.
The target audience already held the world view.
As a master storyteller Steve Jobs told them the story they wanted to listen to.
Good marketeers tell stories that their customers want to listen to.
And stories have the power to charge world.