The way in which we communicate has come a long way. From grunting at each other and carving on cave walls to barely having to open our mouths to tell a work colleague about our weekend as we furiously type over WhatsApp.
But our human nature hasn’t changed. Our desire to hear and share stories has remained after all this time. Storytelling has existed before the alphabet was even dreamt of. So how and why has this age-old tradition not only survived but remained at the very forefront of our daily lives?
According to the Oxford Dictionary, a story is: