These are uncertain times. While I’m not a fatalist, I do believe that as humans we have the ability to make our own reality. This reality comes in the form of stories that we tell ourselves. We are social creatures and our stories are the basis of our personal reality and the fabric of our culture.
I think it is interesting to consider how storytelling influences our ability to make our own reality, or perhaps more accurately, create the life we want for ourselves. When we tell ourselves stories that veer too far from our current reality we experience a strong sense of cognitive dissonance. This dissonance expresses itself differently in every individual, but common reactions include discomfort and anger, which are really just proxies for fear.[Read more…] about Stories to Remake the Future