Why are soccer moms are so much better at coming up with terrorists plots to worry about than the terrorists are at actually implementing them?
What if an an experiment on recognizing musical greatness said more about us as the musician than us as the audience?
Being part of a story has the power to romanticize our successes and failures, weaving them together in a validating tapestry. Are today’s movies affecting us so deeply we want more to be part of a story than experience life?
A classic experiment measuring obedience to authority may have little to do with either.
Your motivation to exercise evaporates for the same reason many believe morality has a religious basis.