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More generally, we're conditioned to believe that narrative is reality - even if only temporarily, while we're watching it unfold.

I think the not-generalising quote is very interesting because it reveals a raft of assumptions and prejudices.  

In the West we seem to be trained to construct narratives almost from birth. It's fun to realise that what looks like an inevitable process is very culturally conditioned.

There's no real reason why we should have to meta the world - but we seem to do it by default in the West, and get social points for doing it better than others.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Fri Jul 6th, 2007 at 08:14:00 PM EST
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