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The world of creative writing is part of an ecosystem of sorts, a feedback system that predates the monetary world. It needs flow for health. Ideas are many rooted and many branches, as are the neurones that build them. They are widgets built for sharing, for community recycling, building and innovation. This is life. The ideas last longer than we do, weaving, morphing, becoming new flashes if inspiration. This is why we tell stories rather than think only to ourselves. The very act of sharing ideas is essential to human society - either as knowledge, emotions or creative metaphors and puns. We are all in this web and we are all connected.

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Stories and culture alter brain development via neuroplasticity and are thus part of human evolution along with our genes.

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There are better and worse versions of loss. We are aiming for the better version because then we have the strongest base possible for rebuilding. That is our victory, it is the only one on the table, and it is a painful, sad and desperately awful form of success. Society can fall a hundred stories, seventy, thirty... whatever happens, however much we win, it will be measured in how much more we could have lost than we did. I'm sorry the news is that bleak. But, there you go.