“In the particular is contained the universal.”
We tell stories to create connection. We create connection because it builds trust. We build trust so that we can rely on one another. We rely on one another because we don’t – even on our most selfish, ego-bound days – want to go it alone.
Most of all, we tell stories because they remind us that our humanity is not only shared, but bound up together, inextricably linked for all time.