Life is a story. At least for us humans.
We have a need to chronologically order memories and squeeze meaning out.
We crave for a bigger purpose, for a sense and epilogue of our experiences, we crave for drama and conflict, we hate insignificant things that cannot fit into our story. Reality, for us, is determined by the type of genre we build our life upon.
But, in reality, life isn’t a story. It’s series of movements and processes that enable beings to develop consciousness and a sense of self. This self records its actions to better understand reality so it can survive for longer. However, instead of just recording memories, we reshape them to fit into a story, a story we like to tell. That fact makes us the storytellers of The Universe.
Instead of just surviving, we like to give meaning. Instead of just living, we like to give the imaginary audience goosebumps.
This gives life a different depth. It gives our spirit a structure.
And even though we are faced with the fact that life isn’t a story, daily, we continually create poems, books, songs and art.
Here are 23 of the most beautiful quotes that you have most likely never heard: