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Why storytelling is important

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If you’re finding yourself reading this, there is a very good chance that you have a lot of love for the written word. There’s also a great chance that you tend to love a good story. I do too. Stories are some of my favorite things in the entire world.

I’m not alone here. In fact, stories have played a big role in forming our world the way that it is today.

People have told stories for as long as they could tell each other anything at all. We have passed on what we’ve learned throughout our lives by telling each other stories. We’ve learned from one another, gotten to know each other, and made progress as a direct result of the information gained from storytelling.

People can learn more about the world around them from hearing about new and different places. They can learn more about the people they share their lives with or those they’ve never even met. We can all bond over shared emotions experienced when immersed in a great story.

Fiction helps us learn more about how we see the world around us and how we fit into this wonderfully strange place. It helps us understand why we do the things we do and it allows us to understand that we aren’t alone. It helps us feel connected to share a story with someone. They help us make sense of everything and can help us move others to action when necessary.

Stories are what help us give meaning to our lives here, as this is what we leave behind when we are gone. We tell the stories of other’s lives to help us determine what our own stories are going to be.

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