Tuesday, September 07, 2010

We live or die by the stories we tell

I suspect most of you will remember the first news story I’m going to tell, but I wonder if you have even heard of the second. I didn’t until I stumbled on the story this week in a new book. All of this leads me to wonder why we tend to focus on some tales while ignoring others. What might we be doing to ourselves by looking only to a narrow subset of narratives to tell, retell, celebrate and memorialize in movies and TV?

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