"How To Tell a War Story", January 23rd, 2018 O'Brien, Tim. “How To Tell a War Story.” The Things They Carried: A Work of Fiction, 1990. First Mariner Books edition. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009. In English, we read "How to tell a War Story" and discussed the reading in class. This reading fits within the pillar of “Recognize Perspectives” because the anecdote shows how two sides to the same story can both be true, depending on the viewer. It shows that every person has a different truth. Furthermore, the reading supported the concept of this pillar in that it helped me to understand not to judge another person until I understand their perspective, as I might not see everything that is in play. It also inspired me to look for the second side to every story. This source addresses my overarching question in that it showed me that to really understand an issue, such a assimilation and colonization, I need to look at multiple perspectives, not just from history books. After reading this, it helped me to conduct good research from varying viewpoints and to find better qualify information.