How We Make Sense of the World

One of our earliest interactions with the outside world, is listening to our parents read us stories. It’s how we make sense of the world we are awakening to.

Human beings are storying creatures. We make sense of the world and the things that happen to us by constructing narratives to explain and interpret events both to ourselves and to other people. The narrative structures and the vocabularies that we use when we craft and tell our tales of our perceptions and experiences are also, in themselves, significant, providing information about our social and cultural positioning: to paraphrase Wittgenstein (1953), the limits of my language are the limits of my world.

Everything is Story