PAGE IN PROGRESS What you see here is a page of my hypertext book POWER of meanings // MEANINGS of power. Initially empty, this page will slowly be filled with thoughts, notes, and quotes. One day, I will use them to write a coherent entry, similar to these completed pages. Thank you for your interest and patience!
Stories we tell ourselves: there is logic, there is closure, that’s not so in the actual life. We crave meaning, connections, closure, clear binaries (that’s why superhero stories are so popular).
Thoughts about AI mirror It is presenting this a new problem of a problem of a scale that has not been seen before. But people have always created mirrors of themselves through stories they told to make sense of the world and survive in it (making sense is human survival strategy). Three main story-telling meaning-making strategies: science, religion, and art Religion: god did not create people in their image; people created god(s) in their image (if lions had gods, their gods would be lions)
"Courageous Conversations" (?) - we do not respond to the other person, we respond to a story we tell about ourselves, the other person, the world...
Stories we tell, like meanings we attach to things, take a life if their own
From Harari book - power of stories, fictitious language: examples: Peugeot, religion.
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