Come away, O human child!
Dangerous Psychology of Folklores and its Prevalence in the Modern World
As the light fades from my window and the slow-burning incense smoke prowl about the air like an invisible master keeping the atmosphere inside in check. I sat down to write about a time distinct from ours, a past deep buried in the layers of time that have passed between eons, with humans evolving from stonemasons to AI-wielding Gods. A time during which lightening up the hearth was the only way to help the family get through the dark resentful winters. I pondered on the fear and anger people felt when they encountered unexplained phenomena in a relatively unexplored world. The lack of ability to reason and rationalize is difficult to live with, especially when survival is challenged. It must have become inevitable to create fiction based on self-interest instead of finding out the truth. In that way, it is easier to make decisions, and many would choose easy over right. This…
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