Since ancient times, we humans have told stories to make meaning and sense of our lives. The Hindu Mahabharata, Homer’s epics, the Greek tragedies, the Bible, Shakespeare, Aesop’s Fables, the Grimm Brothers’ Fairy tales, the “sacred bundle stories” of Native American Indians, and the country and western ballads of Nashville are all powerful and amazing stories that inspire wonder and awe. In these stories, facts are mostly irrelevant. What matters is the underlying message they mean to convey—the values, passions, concerns, hopes, and dreams of the ones who tell them.
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