Stories as human connectors.
Last night I was honored to share some thoughts about story telling and how it relates to human connection. Our minds use stories to simplify and make sense of our messy, complicated lives. When we are engaged in a story, we can clearly understand the main character's desires and dreams, and we can clearly see the obstacles that stand in between their current position and where they want to be.
Remember, good stories are primarily about life transformation. If your hero doesn't go anywhere or become a different person, you probably don't have a very engaging story. Now doesn't that make you want to spend your whole life on a journey to be the best version of yourself?
Thanks to Kalamazoo Social Week for having me.