Welcome to my B Log. No, that’s not a typo; everything that you read here is really the B movie of my actual life. If that’s true, then you are probably wondering where the A Log is. I can tell you that it’s not “a log” at all, but allow me to explain some things first.

Works that you find online are often people’s masterpieces or successes. We choose to share things that make us look like superheroes. This often makes people insecure because they compare your highlights their shortcomings. But, that’s not realistc, and, frankly, it’s bad storytelling. It’s a B at best.

A good story has a character with a major flaw, weakness, or obstacle. This is more reflective of our true lives. Moreover, sharing these things actually makes us more interesting. People learn more from our failures than our successes, and so we should.

Not many, however, are willing to promote their ugly side. And, honestly you shouldn’t. This is a not a plea for a more interesting and struggle-ridden wide-webbed world. On the contrary, you should really be more careful about what you expose publicly. The goal is to be “B” aware.

So, how do we get access to the “A” side of life? Go out and meet people face-to-face. Get to know people whom you can trust, and learn about who they really are. Listen to their stories, and maybe even share an experience of your own.