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How We Believe In the book How We Believe written by Michael Shermer he presents the idea that humans are story-telling animals It is in the human nature to tell stories at times that are needed to either prove a point or simply just to teach a moral Ever since the beginning of time stories have been told as a form of entertainment and teaching Many generations of stories have been passed down as time goes by Then stories started to fall as a form of knowledge and teaching of our history and science Sometimes the stories end up being myths People have used stories for many different reasons from communicating with people to the teaching of historical and scientific events The author contends that humans are story-telling animals because of the way one lives their life Shermer presents the idea that a persons daily life is a full story to tell in itself One way of telling this story is to tell it by keeping a diary or journal of their daily life These journals could consist of memorable events that occur each day On most occasions the stories that are written in these journals are very dull and may consist in a pattern of daily life Even with that it will also include more interesting days in the journal Maybe something that was really joyful or dreadful Like a car accident or a wedding Thats what makes it so much more interesting It includes everything from the same boring routine day to the biggest events Sometimes other people read other peoples journal entries because the reader could relate to the writers emotions or events that had happen People also tell moral based stories to prove a point in their thoughts and reactions to situations that are important in life They do this because they know it will help others with their problems Just like how guest speakers are for Talking kids from
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