The story arc of our lives

As a competent schoolteacher would teach, narratives have a beginning, a rising action, a climax, a falling action, and a conclusion. That is what we call a narrative arc, and it lies at the heart of all good fiction and most good nonfictional biographies.

However, in our own lives the events don’t always happen in that order. So what does that mean for our stories?

Click to find out at: The Atlantic