MonoStory

Posted: March 12, 2012 in Story

How is our cultural story written? In our multimodal society, are we listening to the loudest voices or are we insulating ourselves, hearing only what we agree with?

From Brain Pickings:

“The governing pattern a culture obeys is a master story– one narrative in society that takes over the others, shrinking diversity and forming a monoculture. When you’re inside a master story at a particular time in history, you tend to accept its definition of reality. You unconsciously believe and act on certain things, and disbelieve and fail to act on other things. That’s the power of the monoculture; it’s able to direct us without us knowing too much about it.” ~ F. S. Michaels  Monoculture: How One Story Is Changing Everything 
via The 11 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2011 | Brain Pickings.

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