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September 4, 2016
In the book "The Orphan Master's Son", a doctor explains that in North Korea, 'stories are factual. If a farmer is declared a music virtuoso by the state, everyone had better start calling him a maestro... The story is more important than the person. If a man and his story are in conflict, it is the man who must change... In America, people's stories change all the time. It is the man who matters.' I've never thought of a person and his story as separate. I wonder if the story I tell of myself is all factual, or part fiction.