Through a story, the audience gets experiences of 'life' more potent and 'true' than real life. 'Life' with meaning and purpose. Where people get what they want if they really believe. Wherein true love exists. Where inexplicable events are resolved.
This makes a story unlike the real world, where experiences happen, events unfold, time passes, but not always in a way that offers resolution or is fulfilling.
Damn, so all this time I thought life was a story! Now, THAT makes sense!
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