Growing complexity

Thou shalt create complex characters rather than merely complicated story.*
Robert McKee

If you are too obsessed with success, you will forget to live. If you have learned only how to be a success your life has probably been wasted.**
Thomas Merton

The culture offers many attractive stories to step into, but the best stories are those we’ll only be able to imagine and live as we develop the complexity of our character.

*From Robert McKee’s newsletter: Building a Character;
**Thomas Merton, quoted in Richard Rohr’s Immortal Diamond.

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