Storytellers invite us to return from knowledge to thinking, from a bounded way of looking to a horizonal way of seeing […] Explanation sets the need for further inquiry aside, narrative invites us to rethink what we thought we knew. – James P. Carse
An ant among foreign-enemy ants is killed.
An ant without ants dies.
Yet being without ants is as sweet as honeydew, the ant knew.
This is not knowledge, it is a story, told by Ursula K. Leguin.
Humans like stories, big areas in the brain light up if a man listens to a story: man slaughters dragon, two kings battle for a throne, a girl flies a dragon.
Stories build worlds.
A world doesn’t end.
A world keeps you coming back for more.
If I want to talk to you, I need to become a storyteller.