In Western culture, virtually everything is understood through the process of storytelling, often to

In Western culture, virtually everything is understood through the process …

In Western culture, virtually everything is understood through the process of storytelling, often to the detriment of reality. When we recount history, we tend to use the life experience of one person — the “journey” of a particular “hero,” in the lingo of the mythologist Joseph Campbell — as a prism for understanding everything else.

Chuck Klosterman