. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . where ImagInatIon comes to play

Monday, August 8, 2011

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... humans create their sense of what matters, and how they should act, by referring consciously or unconsciously to the stories they have learned ... children grow into adults by learning stories, and so do nations and communities ...

ALISDAIR MACINTYRE (from After Virtue)
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2 comments:

Julius Csotonyi said...

Very true, and it explains so much about the world's cultures, both beautiful traditions and the horrors of war. Perhaps tempering our species' heritage of stories with the proper dose of reason and rational thought would help to smooth some of the conflict without eliminating a sense of wonder.

Becky~ said...

Nicely put and very true I so agree.