Saturday, January 7, 2012
This is an interesting article: What Popular Psychology Books Forget: The Danger of Storytelling.
We simplify because we are biologically programmed to rely on journeys, stories and narratives to understand our lives and the world; our cognition is easily seduced by quests, voyages and tales of good versus evil – any of the other so-called seven story-types.
So, what exactly is the danger of storytelling? Well, the above mentioned article has a great quote: the single, central, most important way we screw up, and that is, we tell ourselves too many stories, or we are too easily seduced by stories..