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Klaus comments on Why You're Stuck in a Narrative - Less Wrong

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Comment author: [deleted] 04 November 2014 06:10:20PM 0 points [-]

That is probably the reason why The Hero's Journey is so popular in novels and movies.

I also think that one should consider when it's actually worth overriding the narrative fallacy. I would say that it depends on

  1. The likelihood that the narrative is misleading (depending on the source of the story and how much we are fooled by the confirmation bias and wishful thinking)

  2. The importance of the question at hand

No use in making the effort of slow thinking if the narrative is already true or the outcome is irrelevant.