The sustaining of social disharmony must end


We have just entered a new year, so allow me to kick off this magazine’s fifth year in its present form with some observations about the central importance of narratives – of stories, if you like – to every individual human being.

We all have a large schemata in our heads within which we locate our own experiences and aspirations, and our lives as a whole. In different minds, this narrative conflation may range in exactness from the precision of an architect’s plan to the evocations of an epic poem, or it can be a mixture of diverse head maps that are multidimensionally intertwined.

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