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‘Everyone Used to be Nicer,’ And Other Persistent Myths

How to Keep Time

Two categories for the stories we tell ourselves: Redemptive and Contamination Stories

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Our personal stories can be categorized as redemptive or contamination, and the latter is detrimental to our mental health. It's concerning that contamination narratives prevail in society while redemption stories are less popular. These emotionally charged contamination stories have the power to rally people, similar to the intense fear one experiences for the safety of a loved one.

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