The history of stories
The ability to tell stories is a form of ancient art. People shared stories when they lived in caves and made their first attempts at rock art. Over time, more advanced storytelling tools began to appear. Now we have paintings and illustrations, languages and gestures, books and films. Moreover, presentation software such as PowerPoint, is also a tool that helps tell stories.
Why do we need stories? They help us understand each other, unite us, and change the way we think. We want stories to be memorable, to be retold, because that is how we can keep the story alive. The main goal of any story is to change the listeners’ world at least a little, to make them think differently, take a fresh look at old problems.
And the power of stories, in contrast to facts or data, is that they create a connection with the listener on an emotional level. We feel the stories with our hearts, empathize with the characters, and immerse into the plot.