Why Stories are Important
In my first YouTube video, I talk about why reading diverse stories is important to me.
December 5, 2018
I believe many of us read fiction to gain experiences from which we can learn. They may be vicarious, but good fiction makes us feel as though we've been someone else for a while, we've walked in their shoes.
In this way, #fiction expands our horizons - we see parts of the world we could never visit in real life, we feel emotions we haven't directly held in our hearts, we have new thoughts presented that would not arise from our own limited experience.
Fiction changes us. Once we accept these new visions, feelings, thoughts, we cannot give them back. They become a part of us.
This is why I believe #weneeddiversebooks. Every story adds to the collective consciousness of humanity. Everyone has a valuable story to tell.