Storytelling our way out of darkness

Andrew Soloman’s writing and speaking could so easily, go so wrong.

He deals with emotionally charged and often rather bleak topics. I’ve previously shared his thoughts on depression and to pick examples more or less at random has also written about the parents of school shooters and political prisoners. Such material would potentially be mawkish but Soloman finds hope in them without being trite or saccharine.

In this TED talk he discusses how fitting adversity into our personal narratives is essential for overcoming it:

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