We inhabit a story, with a particular structure. That story contains a representation of the desired future, compared to the interpreted present. It exists at different levels of resolution, from low-res abstract ideals, down to the conscious microbehaviors that make up our actual interaction with the world. A story tells about a journey from point a to point b. A revolutionary story, a meta-story, describes how one story was transformed by anomaly and crisis into another.
2016 Lecture 03 Maps of Meaning: Part I: The basic story and its transformations
About Jordan B Peterson
Dr. Jordan B Peterson is a professor and clinical psychologist. The videos are derived from two sources: 1. His UToronto courses Maps of Meaning (which describes how values, including beliefs about good and evil, regulate emotion and motivation); and Personality & Its Transformations (which describes psychological theories from Eliade, Jung, Freud, Rogers, Gray, Luria, Sokolov, Vinogradova, Panksepp, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, and Solzhenitsyn as well as psychometric models such as the Big Five). 2. His public lectures on topics of general psychological relevance, including the meaning of music, the significance of hero mythology, and the structure of the world as represented in religion. View all posts by Jordan B Peterson