an alternative story

I love this quote…

“Neither revolution nor reformation can ultimately change a society, rather you must tell a new powerful tale, one so persuasive that it sweeps away the old myths and becomes the preferred story, one so inclusive that it gathers all the bits of our past and our present into a coherent whole, one that even shines some light into our future so that we can take the next step…If you want to change a society, then you have to tell an alternative story.”
-Ivan Illich, Austrian philosopher

HT: JR Briggs


3 responses to “an alternative story

  • Michelle

    hi greg. i was trying to google ur blog and noticed that theres a wikipedia entry under your name, for a different person. ur middle name probably isnt kenneth though. just wanted to tell you that i found myself laughing like a mad woman while i was listening to your sermon jogging. like the quote. hope you’re well.

  • Gregory

    Michelle– nice hearing from you — how is nyc ?
    glad that I am providing you some comic relief.

    we are well here in LA (best city in the world) — you just might have to move back here some day.


  • Simon

    Hi Greg, just passing by and noticed this quote. I’m doing some work on Illich and was wondering where you found this quote, or if you know where it comes from?

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