"I think therefore I am" ?
Perhaps, "I am therefore I think" , is closer to the truth.
First there is Being/experience, then follows Storytelling.
Storytelling is a basic human instinct.
Stories are the way we evaluate and remember our experience;
the way we make sense of our lives and of our culture.
Through them we express our hopes and dreams, sculpt our identities,
and develop our sense of belonging and community.