Other People's Stories

In his recent TED talk, Sting attributes his breakthrough from a multi-year writer's block to telling other people's stories instead of one's own. He also notes that we learn as much about ourselves through other people's stories as our own. We can exponentially expand our storytelling repertoire simply by collecting more of other people's stories. It requires time and the willingness to interview people and listen to the stories they have already woven for their experiences. With 8 billion people on the planet, the possibilities are endless.