Storytelling has always been a critical part in the deciminating information and knowledge and understanding of the world around us. It has a powerful impact on the human brain. With storytelling you get the opportunity to hear and feel another humans persepective and thinking. Often we feel uncomfortable in our reactions to these stories. We feel like there is nothing we can do to fix or make them feel better. That is not the goal of storytelling. Peole want to be heard and seen. Their message to be heard and seen. If the listener truly listens then they will be forced to know and understand someone else and live their life with that knowledge. As I meet people through their stories, I go forward making decisions with knew knowledge and new understanding.