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'Life Keeps Changing': Why Stories, Not Science, Explain the World - Joe Fassler - The Atlantic

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The language of science was unsatisfying to me. “The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it’s comprehensible,” Einstein said. But I don’t think human relationships are ever fully comprehensible. They can clarify for small, beautiful moments, but then they change. Unlike a scientific experiment with rigorous, controlled parameters, our lives are boundless and shifting. And there’s never an end to the story. We need more than science—we need storytelling to capture that kind of complexity, that kind of incomprehensibility.

We are feedback loops. We are the stories we tell ourselves.

Once upon a time...

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