In Their Shoes: Why the Stories People Tell Matter More than Your Statistics

Pairs of shoes on a door mat from Public Health Image Library

Everything that’s happening today, whether it’s chronic disease, measles outbreaks, fake news, climate change response or immigration raids, can be thought of as consequences of two underlying forces – the stories we learn to tell ourselves about our society (ideology), and the meaning, purpose, and place we give ourselves in it (cosmology).

Is that a bold statement?

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