What have you been telling yourself?

Nicholas Epley’s article on Nautilus brings more evidence on Why We Can’t Get Over Ourselves.  Among others: cognition biases, egocentrism,  and otehr selfish reasons.  This is not a core case of immanence debate, but telling of cultural landscape that seems to be a reversed cocktail-party problem: too many people talking about themselves and no one trying to listen.


And while you listen to yourself, take Shruti Ravindran’s on aeon about how ‘Hallucinated voices can be helpful life guides, muses of creativity, and powerful agents for healing the fractured self‘.

As a society, we may also benefit from improved listening.  Instead of cold forecasts, organic stories may be more effective.  As Adam Frank posted on Nautilus, we need to go beyond predicting the future and begin telling the future.