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The two kinds of stories we tell about ourselves

The two kinds of stories we tell about ourselves

I’ve always wondered if there was a link between the stories we tell about ourselves and the quality of our lived experience. A fascinating article and TED talk. Enjoy this DailyFind, love from CW! 

We are all storytellers — all engaged, as the anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson puts it, in an “act of creation” of the “composition of our lives.” Yet unlike most stories we’ve heard, our lives don’t follow a predefined arc. Our identities and experiences are constantly shifting, and storytelling is how we make sense of it. […]

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