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Shared by Jorge Oliveira / 08.02.2017

The Hero’s Journey is No Longer Serving Us

Classic Storytelling Models Are Faltering in the Digital Age

For many thousands of years we have been captivated by it: A young man faces a great need. He hesitates, but powerful forces push him to commit. He finds a mentor, trains a bit, then crosses the threshold into the great unknown. There he must overcome obstacles, solve puzzles, make allies, and asserts his right against a terrible wrong. At conquest, he wins a great boon, then returns home to grant it to his community. He and his people are saved. Hercules, Luke Skywalker, even Walter White have this in common.

The Hero’s Journey is No Longer Serving Us

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