Stories are Maps

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Humans are storytelling creatures, and many of the stories that we tell are maps that tell us how to get from the world-as-it-is to the world-as-it-should be. Some of the biggest stories that do that are so big that we call them 'religions', and when we choose a religion, or when we have a religion chosen for us, whether that religion is Christianity or capitalism or whatever, we are choosing a vision for what the world is and what the world could be.