Our Fictions

Why are we — as a species — so hopelessly addicted to narratives about the fake struggles of pretend people?

Good question.

We are a strange species. Our access to the thoughts of others has given us morality. It gives us society as we know it. Without this ability we would not be much more than just another animal. Stories are a way to access other people’s thoughts. In this sense we should be careful about what and how we read.