– A poor kid from a remote village wins an Olympic gold medal at Javelin throwing


– While at Starbucks, a random 2-year-old boy kept smiling at you

We assume that only grand, monumental stories work. Stories about big transformation. About a cyclone. Or the President of the United States. Or a satellite landing on Mars.

Surprisingly, it’s the smallest incidents that become the best stories. The same everyday situations that we are likely to ignore.


We understand everyday situations much more than grand incidents. A ‘smiling 2-year-old kid’ is more relatable to me than ‘participating in Olympics’.

Stories are all around us. In our mundane, boring lives. If only we are present to them…