Patterns of successful storytelling
Storytelling and play have a lot in common. Both help us to make sense of the world we live in and build relationships on a variety of levels. But what principle is at the core of these everyday activities, and how can we use it to increase our creative impact?
Ole Tillmann practices what he preach. His mantra: Fun is just another word for learning. Playing trains our physical, mental, emotional, and social faculties. As games train our imagination, stories do the same. The extreme swimmer Lewis Pugh teaches us: “There is nothing more powerful than a made up mind.” And so we are all natural storytellers – it’s not a magic tool.