Sunday, March 15, 2020

MC Wedding Mirabile Dictu

“In most cultures, stories entail causality and goals, and so that’s what listeners expect when they hear a story. This expectation is so strong that the listener will use them when remembering the story, even if the story lacked these elements.”
–Daniel T. Willingham “The Privileged Status of Story” (2004)

Storytelling is a fundamental human experience that unites people and drives stronger, deeper connections.  For starters, storytelling forges connections among people, and between people and ideas. Stories convey the culture, history, and values that unite people. When it comes to our countries, our communities, and our families, we understand intuitively that the stories we hold in common are an important part of the ties that bind.

Wedding Toast, From the Parents of the Bride and Groom

It is written: When children find true love, parents find true joy. Here's to your joy and ours, from this day forward. . .
Witty Ideas  

MC Tips

Marty Lobdell - Study Less Study Smart 

How to Learn Anything... Fast - Josh Kaufman 

Today, I’m going to tell you the story of a 16-year-old boy with a remarkable talent…”
Ancient. Storytelling

“We exist in a fabric of personal stories. All culture, all civilization, is an artful web, a human puzzle, a colorful quilt patched together to lay over raw, indifferent nature. So I never wonder whether, if a tree falls in the forest, will anyone hear it. Rather, who will tell about it?”
–Spalding Gray, Sex and Death to the Age 14 (1986)

“By telling stories, you objectify your own experience. You separate it from yourself. You pin down certain truths. You make up others. You start sometimes with an incident that truly happened, and you carry it forward by inventing incidents that did not in fact occur but that nonetheless help clarify and explain.”
–Tim O’Brien, The Things They Carried (1990)