What would we be like, if there were no stories ever told? Where would we find inspiration? The urge to be better than we already are? Would we hold the same ideals if they were not passed on to us through stories? Would we be less afraid of the dark if we had never met the hideous monsters of legends? Would we not wait for the prince in shining armor if no fairytale ever suggested he exists? I think not.
Stories aren't just a way of entertainment, as many people think. Stories are living, breathing things. They change shape depending on the person who's reading them and they ignite different things in every one of us. Stories taunt us, make us think and rethink and understand. They bind us to their truth, to the things we interpret from them. Stories teach us who we could be, what we are capable of. They help us travel not only this world, but many more. They open our eyes to new concepts and ideas. Stories liberate us.
Do you like stories? I bet you do! I mean, how can't you? They're the ultimate high.