Skeptical Towards Stories
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Humans are biologically programmed to respond to stories, they affect people in ways that encourage connection, understanding and empathy. It is when certain subject matters—politics—are relaid in a narrative-based format that people should become suspicious.
Relating important social or political matters through the “good vs. bad” narrative or the conspiracy theory story demonstrates mental laziness as a result of clear conviction and coherent intention. Rather than admitting that something is a mess, people tend to romanticize the issue by framing it within a story.