The world can be viewed as a playground or a place of things
The playground, because of its inherently subjective nature (a lucid mind is required), the interpretation of the playground is difficult to agree upon and we see its ubiquitous expression, in imaginistic and representational story form.
The place of things, is that world that we assign value to (hierarchical rank from good to bad), a place where all things have meaning. This meaning, which is shaped as a consequence of our social interactions, implies what our actions should be, and is the basis upon which we develop strategies that structure our behavior and actions.
It’s formal expression is displayed in the methods and theories of the necessarily objective scientific method, that came into full fruition during the Age of Reason.
Reason and Rationality, or the removal of all subjective understanding, are new phenomena of our species being only 400 years old.
We survived and thrived as a developing species for millions of years before the adoption of reason over intuition, we cannot know what the longterm benefits of rationality will be, though we’ve seem to think we do.
Science allows for increasingly precise determination of the consensually validatable properties of things, and for efficient utilization of precisely determined things as tools, once the direction such use is to take has been determined, through application of more fundamental narrative processes.
The objective analytic process proceeded by the subjective process (an unintegrated and reductionistic process, the left mistakenly leading the right).
No complete worldview can be conceived of without both views of the world, as in reality they cannot be untangled, they are in fact one action, even if the rational mind believes it can untangle them.
The pre-enlightenment and pre-rational mind (primitive mind), did not separate the object from the subject, and through the creative use of imaginistic narrative representations (story, myth, drama, art…), relayed experience, meaning, truth and right action to one another and posterity.
The Scientific Method provides us with a very successful way for us to proactively shape our environment as we see fit, not necessarily for the adaptation to our ever-changing physical surroundings (but perhaps motivated by an unhealthy and poorly understood group psychic adaptation (cultural) which cannot itself effectively determine meaning and value via the scientific method), through new strategies, techniques and technologies.