wileyfoxes:

Stories seem to play a huge role in uniting people into a common cause. For example, biblical myths unite people in religion, patriot stories unite countries, partisan stories unite political parties, etc. In an argument, we emotionally attach ourselves to our side of the story. And since all stories are inaccurate and incomplete, we essentially hold on emotionally to a story that supports our interests as we see them.


posted by ooli: 950 days ago