I was preparing a piece for the Australian Investors Association when I came across this quote.
The story telling mind is allergic to uncertainty, randomness, and coincidence. It is addicted to meaning. If the storytelling mind cannot find meaningful patterns in the world, it will try to impose them. In short, the storytelling mind is a factory that churns out true stories when it can, but will manufacture lies when it can’t.
-Jonathan Gottschall, The Story telling Animal