What is writing for?

I sometimes wish my skills were of a more practical nature, so I could be more “useful” to the world. Here are some interesting articles that beg to differ:

 

http://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere/things-we-do-how-reading-harry-potter-increases-social-understanding-through-mental-mirroring

http://readingagency.org.uk/news/media/reading-for-pleasure-builds-empathy-and-improves-wellbeing-research-from-the-reading-agency-finds.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/storytelling-changes-the-world_us_573c6c16e4b0dd5bcde03fb4

https://overland.org.au/2015/10/science-fiction-saves-the-world-again/

 

Why do we keep telling (and retelling) fairy tales?

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