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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 Moth1. Through stories we can benefit from other peoples' experiences."Stories the world over are almost always about people with problems," writes Jonathan Gottschallin 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 our personal experiences into stories to be shared is a way to rethink pr…