Storytelling and stories

A story is not a collection of ‘facts’.
A story is not cheap rhetoric used to make a point.
A story is not an ad designed to make you do something.

Stories nourish humans.
Whether they make them laugh,
inspire them,
incite them to action
or call them together.

Most of what is called storytelling nowadays,
is a watered down, diluted version of true storytelling.