All stories are stories about people

Friday April 5 2024.

“All stories are stories about people”.

Remind me to update this post whenever I figure out who came up with this concept first.

Some scifi stories are about automation and the rise of machines, at least on the surface. But they really speak about capitalist human relations between worker and owner.

Similarly stories about disaster are not really about the disaster itself, but about the people you fear to lose.

People are the atoms of our lives, not physical atoms - we had to discover those.