The Stories that Beget You

Which are more important? People (you and me) or stories about us?

Most would not hesitate to say that we are more important. After all, we are individuals. We are people! Stories are just made to entertain us, right?

In fact, that may not be right. We might think of great stories as older, wiser, and more influential than any one of us. Indeed, stories may be the only thing that make our lives coherent.

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