The unique power stories have to change minds
Stories have a unique ability to infect minds with ideas and attitudes that spread contagiously. The better the art, the stronger the infection--the more stealthily it works around whatever immunities we possess and plants the virus.
The story is a natural vehicle for conveying ideas, values, and vision. That’s what all the action in a story is for: the delivery vehicle for the teller’s message.
A Story is the thing that sneaks the infection past our immunities, past our resistance; then turns us into hosts who spread the infection through our social networks and help create epidemics.Read more »