If a story interests us enough we’re hooked.
I’m guessing we can all remember that lovely feeling we had as a child whenever we found ourselves transported to another world – the world of story.
And as adults it’s the same thing. If we love to read it’s a wonderful thing to get lost in our imagination and forget the world around us for a while. And movies too take us on a journey into another reality, another life, another point of view.
But stories are so much more than that too. They hold immense power. They can change reality and they can win wars. Juries base their decisions on them, corporations increase their profit through them and we live our lives by them.