"We wake up in a cave, all of us. We don’t know how big it is; we don’t know anything about it. We don’t even know it’s a cave. And so people start digging in different directions; some dig left, some dig right. And then they die. They get 12-feet down in their cave tunnel and they die. And then the next generation comes along and maybe they start digging down that same tunnel, maybe they dig further. Or maybe they dig in a different direction; maybe they dig up, maybe they dig down.
Eventually we start tunnelling out this cavern that defines everything about us, not necessarily what we know but what we question. That’s the way I think of narrative storytelling. If all we’re doing is existing in the same space, we’re not adding to the definition of where we are.
You’ve got to find a wall and start digging, and if that means you find a tunnel you’re not comfortable with that’s great; if that means you find a new direction nobody’s tried before that’s great; if that means you turn down a channel and turn left and start tunnelling that way that’s fine too.”