Shakespeare's Iago is Evil, right? | Our Narratives are Corrupted by Our Neomodern Selves | #6
In this episode of the Neutral Ground Podcast, I'm going to start a three-part series where we take a more in-depth look into the three traits that I believe are at the heart of Neomodernism today. For this first episode of the series, we're going to take a look at our need for narrative reassurance. Postmodernism took away much of our assurance in narratives. However, think about this for a moment. How important have narratives been to the evolution of the human species, to the ways in which we organize our lives? It isn't just story that does this; it is the assurances that great stories give us. We learn from the rage of Achilles; we understand obsession when we read of Captain Ahab's pursuit of Moby Dick; we know what manipulation looks like when we read about the horrible Iago in Shakespeare's Othello. There are thousands of stories that come from literally all over this wonderful planet, and we need to get back to reading them, telling them, and building more. In this episode, I'm going to talk about what we're lacking in Neomodernism today, and why narrative reassurance is so important for our mental and social health.
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