What exactly is ‘storytelling’? Well, that’s easy, telling stories, of course! Today, you can find so many diverse, fantastic, and sometimes very overwhelming ways to do some great storytelling.
What I would like to explore is the traditional, oral way of storytelling, and this has been a part of our human culture and life since we left Africa some 200,000 years ago or more…
Maybe storytelling was the key reason why languages could develop in the first place, as our human minds began to wonder, inquire, and think.
Why are we telling stories?
Whether in cities, in schools, or in caves, storytelling has always been the most important and innate form of human communication. We all tell stories.
The horrors and happenings on the news, the story of the day, the story of our lives, gossip on the workplace, it goes on and on, and our brain is hard-wired to listen, think, and express ourselves in terms of beginning, middles, and ends of stories. This is more or less how we see and understand our world.