Opinion: Storytelling is Best Around a Campfire
Did you know that scientists think that humans gained the ability to control fire occurred approximately 400,000 years ago?
The discovery didn’t only revolutionize where humans could live and what food could be eaten, but also the way we communicated.
Before writing and what eventually turned to digital communication, humans had to lean on their memory to learn new information. This made listening a great skill subsequently turning storytellers into esteemed and respected travelers.
Knowledge could now be crafted, packaged, sorted, disseminated, retained, and passed down for generations.
400,000 years of human invention and innovation later has landed us in crowded cities working for pro-longed hours slouched in front of the computer with our main source of connection being a WiFi signal.
Emotional connection and unique experiences are at the heart of the PondDay platform. In fact, the idea was born around a campfire, sharing smores, escaping reality, and laughing with friends.
Lots of market research, software engineering, legal contract writing, and late-nights later and the first iteration of the world’s first private pond and lake sharing platform was born.
What is even more exciting is that at the time you are reading this post, our first users will be creating memorable experiences for their guests.
Supposedly, roughly 80% of all firelight conversations can be traced back to storytelling and while PondDay will attract all sorts of adventurers: anglers, nature-walkers, campers, grillers, and smores aficionados.
The most profound benefit of the platform will always be the emotional connection created by sitting near a fire pit with good friends swapping stories.
The PondDay team are forever grateful for your interest in the outdoors and would love to hear your story.