Usually we think of pretending as an escape from reality; a denial of what’s serious about life. But sometimes pretending enables us to reach for the stars while keeping our feet on solid ground. One type of pretending, half belief, can help us balance reality and fantasy as evidenced in the 99-Word Story that opens this issue of the Firefly News Flash.
Power Tip: Pretending can give us energy to do our work and inspiration to change the world.
In this Issue –
99-Word Story: Pretendlandia – Balancing fantasy and fiction
Discovery: In Praise of Pretense – Inspiration from an 11-year-old
Ideas: Half Belief – When to pretend
Activity: Cooperative Stories – Half belief in your colleague’s ideas