Roughly 30,000 years ago, something incredible happened, changing the world forever: an ape-like creature painted a story onto a cave wall. This became the most important invention for that species. It enabled education, science, therapy, politics, religion, ambition, and innumerable forms of entertainment. So while other humanoid apes passed into extinction, this kind—homo sapiens—adapted and rose to lordship over the planet. Whether you're telling or listening to a story, you are exercising the heart of all that sets us apart from every other animal: the imagination. This book will share with you the benefits of doing so, while also providing tips for finding, telling, and using stories in your own life.