Did you know your favorite stories might save your life?
In the introduction of her book, Wired for Story, Lisa Cron writes, "Recent breakthroughs in neuroscience reveal that our brain is hardwired to respond to story; the pleasure we derive from a tale well told is nature's way of seducing us into paying attention to it." Cron points out that "we're wired to turn to story to teach us the way of the world."
So what do stories teach us?
1. Stories Help Us Prepare
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