Dan Harmon on Heroes
Whereas the health of an individual depends on the ego’s regular descent and return to and from the unconscious, a society’s longevity depends on actual people journeying into the unknown and returning with ideas.
In their most dramatic, revolutionary form, these people are called heroes, but every day, society is replenished by millions of people diving into darkness and emerging with something new (or forgotten): scientists, painters, teachers, dancers, actors, priests, athletes, architects and most importantly, me, Dan Harmon.”
This was one of the best short article excursions on story theory I’ve read.
I think I love this story stuff (find more here) so much because it’s like learning about myself, our humanity, what we’re really like.
That, and it helps me become a better marketer and thing maker.