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Five Ways Storytelling Makes You - And The World - Better

     "Telling a story, and hearing one, is like jumping on a train. A story is about creating what's possible in the world, about taking action, not about being a passive receiver of events. Stories tell you that you can shape the narrative of your life. It's a way of being in the world."                                      Joey Xanders, Artistic Director of The Moth   by Jude Treder-Wolff, LCSW, RMT, CGP    1. Through stories we can benefit from other peoples' experiences.   "Stories the world over are almost always about people with problems," writes Jonathan Gottschall   in  The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human.   We can reap the benefits of engaging with an emotional journey without having to actually go through it ourselves. Stories " are simulated experiments in people-physics," according to  Jag Bhalla on  Scientific American  blog,  "freeing us from the limits of our own direct experience." 2. Crafting