Open your ears and mind. There`s so much to learn from somebody who`s willing to talk. Don`t let different personal backgrounds or outlooks on life stand in your way. That`s the crux of your lesson: Pay attention to what shaped the storyteller`s experience. Even though your head is filled with other people`s adventures, it may not be such a good idea to follow your own impulses. You`re hoping to make something out of nothing, but there`s more to it than that. Stick with practical approaches while you develop the art and science of what you`d rather be doing.