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Why the Sky Enchants Us: Our Longing for Transcendence and How Myths Elevate Human Life

Why the Sky Enchants Us: Our Longing for Transcendence and How Myths Elevate Human Life

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“Human beings have always been mythmakers… We are meaning-seeking creatures.” “We have such a young culture that there is an opportunity to contribute wonderful new myths to it,” Kurt Vonnegut said in a forgotten 1974 interview. Indeed, we have always used myths both to make sense of the world and …

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Brain Pickings by Maria Popova

An inventory of interestingness.