Chapter 7. Putting events in context

The skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can think.

Edwin Schlossberg

The way we view things in our daily life is affected by their context. This context can relate to the time of day; for example, at night you can open your car with the remote control from quite a long distance, but you may have to come quite close on a sunny day. Context can also relate to location: you might feel safe enough to carry money in your wallet in your own city, whereas in countries which have a reputation for muggings, you hide your money. Context may relate to other external conditions such as the state of the traffic. The route you choose to drive to the airport might depend on your knowledge of ...

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