Too Many Stories

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..

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