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It Starts with a Story

According to Yuval Noah Harari’s book “A Brief History of Humankind,” human success is based on our ability for mass cooperation, predicated on our ability to believe in the stories we tell. He explains that:

“Large numbers of strangers can cooperate successfully by believing in common myths.”

Collective belief is a powerful force that can be used for both good and bad. When enough people believe something about their society — equality, justice for all, institutional discrimination, sexism — it becomes a reality through which people of that society coordinate efforts to continue strengthening that idea.

DaRon is a New Orleans based writer and recent graduate focusing on cultural, social and political issues.

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