We now have strong and growing evidence that social connections are at the heart of happiness for people individually and collectively. Stories have unique power to connect people. If you want to create a happier city, grow more storytelling venues and opportunities. Support ongoing storytelling events in any public spaces including libraries, coffee shops, bars, parks, civic gatherings, art gallery opening, cultural celebrations.
Stories that have unique power to cultivate happiness inspiring connections are stories of success, survival and endearment. Behind everything good that happens in communities, at any scale, are countless stories.
The possibilities are endless. All it takes is supporting storypreneurs who can organize and host these. Communities grow, one story at a time.