posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 03:47 PM
I've said it before, I'll say it again: what is the one single thing that sets humans apart from all the other animals and critters? STORIES.
Every good story has a protagonist, antagonist, conflict, tension, and character development. It's true there are no new plots; that's why so many
films, books, songs, wars, history, religions all sound pretty much similar. You can swap 'em out, one for the other. Just change the names of the
characters, the setting, the era.
But it's not just those types of stories, oh no! It's the stories we tell inside our own heads, our personal stories that we use to create an
"identity." So we can be "special" snowflakes... it's true no snowflake is identical but in the end we're all ... snowflakes. Not an original
story, just the details are different.
Still, I love stories! I like stories that leave you on the edge of your seat, and have a happy ending in the 11th hour, where boy finally gets girl,
and they live happily ever after.
Unfortunately, you will note there are very very few stories about "happily ever after"... that's because ... what did Tolstoy say now? "Happy
families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."
We all play great lip service to being "One" and happy and finding peace but ... mark my words. Once you find that, you get quickly bored so you
want to come back down and start the whole story over again.... from the beginning... with the unhappiness making it interesting and not so tedious.
If you trust the author of the story (I do) then you know that no matter how scary the plot seems to be turning, no matter how precarious the
situation, no matter how it seems like the boy and girl will never find their way into each others' arms................ it all works out in the end,
with a happy ending.