The Importance of Personal Narrative


“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