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  1. Oh, wow. That is so profoundly useful for Story.

    I can see using that concept as part of generating the “What is Known” about the character. What is their cloud of “comforting convictions”. And then show the conflict between the various character clouds.

    – Take the statement literally, not as a metaphor:

    a cloud of comforting convictions, which move with him like flies on a summer day.

    Taken literally, I see a guy surrounded by his “comforting convictions” clashing with others and their “comforting convictions”.

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    – Whoa, or worse yet, when the clouds between characters reinforce each other.

    Look at the people on Jan 6th, surrounded by their cloud of “comforting convictions”, joining together, making it impossible for them to see that they are doing something wrong, and then that “cloud” descending on the Capitol Building.

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    This is a major insight.


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