The narrative void

You open your stocks daily and see them dropping.

What do you do?

It’s possible you sell them. It’s more likely you first seek to fill the “narrative void.” All you have is data. No reasoning. No why. It’s natural to want to correct that. In fact, it’s human nature.

We’re all seeking out “why.” Why this career? Why this project? Why live here? Why this person? Why not me?

Narratives are tools to answer why, but the can be positive or negative in nature. They can be truths or lies. Once things for certain, if they aren’t helping you, they’re useless.