Last updated by The POOG on October 14, 2020.

The idea of a narrative began to emerge in my thinking in around 2019. It was undoubtedly spawned by something I read and fed by odd fragments from long forgotten sources.

I began to think in terms of a theory of narratives. Only much later did I discover – not surprisingly – that there was an academic category of research called Narrative Theory. I may do a more formal study later but the thinking herein is my own as I struggle to understand.

Overview of the Narrative

I will define a ‘narrative’ as a cognitive system that codifies our knowledge and beliefs. I will further define ‘knowledge’ as information derived from experiment, observation, and personal experience. I will define ‘belief‘ as information that is not knowledge in form.

You may have noticed that this definition creates a binary division of the information space.

Knowledge-Based Narratives

Given this, a narrative

Belief-Based Narratives

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Open and Closed Narratives

A narrative is defined as ‘open‘ if it can be modified by external sources. A narrative is defined as ‘closed‘ if it can be modified by external sources.

Functional Narratives

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Cult Narratives

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The Prime Narrative

The prime narrative is the narrative that governs our life. It is our behavioural operating system

Unprocessed References

  1. Grant Williams and Ben Hunt. The Narrative Game Ep. 3 – The Grift That Keeps On Giving.
  2. The Narrative Game with Ben Hunt Ep. 2 – The Three Phases Of Narrative
  3. The Narrative Game with Ben Hunt Ep. 1 – The V-Shaped Recovery
  4. The Covidian Cult