Why We Tell Stories — John Steinbeck
We are lonesome animals
We spend our life trying to be less lonesome.
One of our ancient methods is to tell a story
begging the listener to say
—and to feel—
‘Yes, that’s the way it is,
or at least that’s the way I feel it.
You’re not as alone as you thought.’
And so it is too that worldviews are born and sustained, for the hunger of meaning and belonging.