"We live in challenging times: times when big changes need to happen and fast.
Those of us who are storytellers, we have important skills that the world
requires. We have the capacity to imagine and portray better futures in order
to help people to create better futures.
When we immerse ourselves in stories, we put ourselves in a position to learn
what it is like to be different people–to feel their pain and their joys. We
start taking on their concerns, as if they were our own. We practise what it
feels like to be in certain circumstances. In our imaginations we practise what
actions we might take. We allow our minds and our hearts to be opened.
We need storytellers who can create cracking good stories that draw people in
and inspire them. These stories need to represent the ways in which we can mend
our relationships with one another and with all living things on Earth.
We have all seen and heard the dire warnings from dystopian fiction. But what
does better look like?
How do we get there? How do we maintain it? How do we
ensure this is a healthy place for the human spirit and for all humankind? How
do we ensure it is healthy for our living world?"
Share and enjoy,
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics