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Stories About the Stories We Increasingly Live By

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Stories We Live By

Stories We Live By


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Our stories are increasingly narrow and do not communicate across larger social groups. Our stories contain  fewer facts but more myths, fantasies, and outright lies. Our stories are growing shorter with fewer meaningful narratives. Our stories have fewer heroes unless they are fictional superheroes but contain more villains. Our stories are less about skills and resilience and more about victimization and trauma. Our stories are incresingly based on judgment rather than description.