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NYU Professor Scott Galloway penned: “The arc of evolution bends toward good storytellers. Communities with larger proportions of skilled storytellers experience greater levels of cooperation, and procreation. Their evolutionary fitness is buttressed, as storytelling translates to more efficient transmission of survival-relevant information. Storytellers themselves are more likely to receive acts of service from their peers — and among men, being skilled in storytelling increases attractiveness and perceived status to potential long-term mates. My dad used to tell me that men get turned on with their eyes, women with their ears. It turns out his theory is backed by science.”
That is all to say… learn how to tell a good god damn story. If not for the sake of everyone else nodding off, for the selfish mad sensory payoffs afforded the finest yarn-spinners.
And there’s plenty, apparently…
Here’s a really good, punchy example from Luis Perlorio – a Portuguese surfer who chose not to run the rat race during the last Skeleton Bay swell event, attended by nearly every man and his canine, who, in the aftermath, were fighting over bandwidth in the nearest available hozzy.
The opening mise-en-scene he paints is 10/10: “You’re chilling, just drinking a cocktail…”
Speaking of which, where’s my Long Island?
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