Homo Sapiens is primarily a social animal. Social coorperation is our key for survival and reproduction. It is not enough for individual men and women to know the whereabouts of lions and bisons. It is much more important for them to know who in their band hates whom, who is sleeping with whom, who is honest and who is a cheat.
Over the years, people have woven an incredibly complex network of stories. This accumulates immense social power for humans. The kinds of things that people create through this network of stories are known in academic circles as fictions, social constructs or imagined realities.
An imagined reality is something we all have and that everyone believes in, and as long as this communal beliefs persists, the imagined reality exerts force in the world.
Ever since the cognitive revolution, Sapiens have thus been living in a dual reality. On the one hand, the objective reality of rivers, trees and lions; and on the other hand, the imagined reality of gods, nations and corporations.
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