"We want to believe that our lives have some objective meaning. And that our sacrifices matter to something beyond the stories in our head. Yet, in truth, the lives of most people have meaning only within the network of stories they tell one another.
Meaning is created when many people weave together a common network of stories. To watch history is to watch the spinning and unraveling of these webs." -Yuval Noah Harari, Homo Deus