The Importance of Personal Narrative

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“Life is incredibly complex…in order to hold onto our experience, we need to make meaning out of it. The way we do that is by structuring our lives into stories.”

-Jonathan Adler, an assistant professor of psychology at Olin College of Engineering from

Life’s Stories: How you arrange the plot points of your life into a narrative can shape who you are – and is a fundamental part of being human. The Atlantic, August 10, 2015

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