Our Stories Are Driving Us Off a Cliff

Why we don’t need any more heroes, or their journeys

Anna Mercury
7 min readMay 5, 2023

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After years of taking no notice of it, I’ve finally been bitten by the Succession bug. It was always going to happen eventually. It’s a beautiful-shot, perfectly-acted masterpiece that feels like a hollowed-out, Trump-era-dystopia take on an Aaron Sorkin show. The writing is superb, the characters are painfully…

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