Why Tell Stories?

This topic is discussed on the Utah Chldren’s Writers blog today. I liked this part: 

“Stories give people and events significance. A number of people have wryly observed that we can’t collectively understand a tragedy until we’ve watched the made-for-television movie about it. If we peel away the cynicism, the remaining kernel of truth is that stories are one of the most powerful ways of defining meaning and attributing significance…. This power arises from that fact that stories are models, which emphasize some elements of the thing being modeled and suppress others.”

 If you want to read the article go to the following link: http://utahchildrenswriters.blogspot.com/2011/02/stories-attribute-significance.html

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