Boyce Manifesto #4 | Fiction Equips us

As we make our way through the adventure called life, we all go through rough patches where the best thing for us is just a little inspiration. I created the Boyce Manifesto to give you that motivational boost everyone needs now and then. There are my twelve mantras to live by, and today I want to share a story about one of them.

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#4 Fiction Equips Us with the Tools and Knowledge to Improve Our Situation

I first heard this saying when Neil Gaiman responded to a fan’s question:

Neil Gaiman Escapism

It’s a pretty cool thought. And it speaks to one of my favorite sayings:

A Thousand Lives

The fact is, we learn from the books we read: whether by absorbing the subtle themes and morals of a novel or by savoring an author’s verisimilitude (the appearance of being true or real, usually crafted through heavy research and the use of fact in a fictional novel).

I’ve enjoyed my thousand lives. I look forward to many thousands more.


What does this mantra mean to you?

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