Every single day, our brains receive an immense amount of information. Too much information to process, make sense of, and respond to, in fact. For example, we have somewhere in the neighborhood of 85 billion neurons. A cat has one billion. This means we have to sense, understand, and respond to a lot more than the average cat and we have developed highly evolved brains to keep up with the world around us.
In order to do this, our brains like to receive and organize info in the form of a story. Our sanity depends on our ability to make sense of things via stories. Without this tool, we’d go insane. With it, we still manage to do some incredibly dumb things.
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