If you view the Sunday morning news shows or read your Sunday paper, the word that keeps being dropped into the discussion is NARRATIVE. Trust me that word will be repeated thousands of times as this 2011-2012 political season culminates with the 2012 General Election.
I bet if ten individuals were stopped on the street, a low percentage would know the real definition of the word NARRATIVE. Those all-knowing television talking-heads throw NARRATIVE around casually in their phony effort to make you think they are smart and know everything there is to know.
After checking by computer The Free Dictionary, I found the precise definition to be, “noun 1. A narrative account; a story. 2. The art, technique, or process of narrating. Adj 1. Consisting of or characterized by the telling of a story. 2. of or relating to narration.”
As time moves along leading up to the election, keep your ears perked up and I am certain you will hear NARRATIVE and THE NARRATIVE all too frequently dropped into the conversation or political propaganda. Remember, the word means story-telling! I hope we survive the rhetoric that will come with the November, 2012 election.