Humans Are More Than Their Actions

I’m a forensic psychologist and story-collector, with a history of working in prison, court, locked psychiatric facilities and emergency rooms. The most important certainty I carry, from all my time working with inmates and patients and onlookers, is that the only real difference between “us” and “them” is who carries the key to leave. And that everything we experience, from crippling anxiety to serial murder, is not always rational, but there is a logic to it. I can make things understandable.

Kate Wallinga

Kate’s podcast website, “Ignorance Was Bliss”

Kate’s Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok

Lucinda on Ignorance Was Bliss

Upcoming podcast, “The Same River Twice”

Heraclitus, Greek Philosopher, (535 BC, 475 BC)

“Humans are not ideally set up to understand logic; they are ideally set up to understand stories.” ~ Roger C. Schank, Cognitive Scientist

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I’m so passionate about stories that I created the Story-Power podcast and Patreon communities so I’d have an excuse to talk story with other story lovers. If you’re passionate about stories too, and want to talk about what you’ve learned from your favorites, come join me at Patreon.com/StoryPower.

Published by lucindasagemidgorden

I grew up in the West, the descendant of people traveling by wagon train to a new life. Some of their determination and wanderlust became a part of me. I imagine them sitting around the campfire telling stories, which is why I became first a theatre artist, then a teacher and now a writer. They are all ways of telling stories.

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