To create a story

Gregory Bateson shares that in Balinese society one cannot tell a story.

If story is defined as: "A sequence of sentences uttered non-stop by one person with the intent to hold the attention of an audience."

In this society, you make a statement. Then wait. If someone asks a question about that: You answer it and possibly make a new statement.

In this way, conversation follows the pull of questions.
Not the push of narration.

If story is defined as "what we co-create in this moment" - the Balinese tell a heck of a story.

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