Stories are recognizable patterns, and in those patterns we find meaning. We use stories to make sense of our world and to share that understanding with others. They are the signal within the noise. So powerful is our impulse to detect story patterns that we see them even when they’re not there. That’s why in this episode, we are going to discuss the psychology behind storytelling and why stories, movies, paintings, mythological texts, and even poetry have been so useful for shaping our understanding of the world.
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