(These are a few posts from my tumblr about the timeline project – moving them over here so they’re all in the same place. Some of these are WIP that never P’ed.)
You have a limited number of relationships/friends in your life.
At its core, a relationship is based on two things:
- shared experiences
you can’t be BFF’s without having spent some time together and without having shared some experiences together.
- understanding(gives context which equals empathy)
when you learn about someone you understand their background more, which gives context into their life; you understand who they are and whythey are who they are.
This is basic factual storytelling; when your friend shares a story with you, you learn about them by their inflections, personality traits etc that come out in the story. But you also learn facts about them within the story; where they grew up, that they can’t swim, etc.
This is the necessary part of a friendship that Contxt aims to accelerate and improve.