The stories we tell


Jonathan VanAntwerpen 2020
Jonathan VanAntwerpen (2020)

From “Our Own Stories” — published recently at Thrive Global:

Bouncing back and forth between the curb appeal of life-changing magic and the disturbing durability of the current order of things, I find that I am disposed to overlook the small and seemingly inconsequential movements and happenings that end up remaking life as I know it. Whether or not it is true that our lives can only be understood backwards, the stories we tell about many such shifts often take on fresh meaning for us in retrospect. That’s been the case for me, at least.

Read the full piece here: Jonathan VanAntwerpen | Our Own Stories



Jonathan VanAntwerpen

Jonathan VanAntwerpen is a program director at the Henry Luce Foundation. Originally trained as a philosopher, he holds a Ph.D. in sociology from UC-Berkeley.