As Karen Armstrong writes, "human beings have always been mythmakers." We seek meaning, we seek protection and comfort. But not all myths are created equal.
Some myths are incredibly dangerous - they distort and cover up a harsh reality that unless faced, will destroy us.
In this tour of the nerdery, Eleanor slides along the spectrum of dangerous myths and offers up some ideas on how we could use acculturation to face the facts and dig up the truth of our past, so that we might build a better future.
A cathartic step into the nerdery this week - spinning some spoken word, calling out the grating cheers for a war criminal racist sexist, a symphony requiem mass for the illusions we must lose - if we want to win anything.