On May 17th, there was a talk concert with author Kim Young-ha, one of the most famous best-selling authors, on the 3rd floor of Building 102. It was titled “The Magic of Storytelling: Crises and Challenge”. Kim gained popularity after the TV show “Encyclopedia of Useless Facts” and is also the author of several best-selling books such as “Only Two People” and “Memoir of a Murderer”. Thus, many students registered for the lecture in advance, and due to the limit of people, the registration period ended in the blink of an eye. There were plenty of people to fill the auditorium.
In the lecture, Kim Young-ha stated that crisis and conflict are the invariable nature of story. In order to make the story fun, we need some problems. Then, why do humans attempt to endlessly collect and indulge in stories full of conflict? First of all, Kim mentioned that it’s because a story is the most powerful tool for spreading wisdom in an age when there is no written word. It has been the product of evolution and survival. For example, in the story ‘Three Little Pigs’, although we didn’t intentionally try to memorize the fact that the third baby pig’s house was made of bricks, we naturally come to remember it. Like this, the power that a story has is very strong. Secondly, we can prepare for future crises in advance and lastly, it helps us to increase empathy and understand ourselves and others.
Author Kim Young-ha not only gave an interesting lecture but also actively communicated with students on the site. From this lecture, students could learn more about the essence of storytelling, which would be helpful in writing reports or articles. CAU hopes to provide many useful opportunities that students can experience. < 저작권자 © 중앙헤럴드 무단전재 및 재배포금지 >