Some years ago, when my kids were young and bouncy, we took a drive with another family in a big van to another town, with their three kids and ours. The five kids (8, 9, 11, 12 & 13) were restless. So I tried an experiment. I began telling them a story. They all tuned in immediately.
We love stories. We believe stories. We construct our world on the stories we hear. We connect the dots, put the puzzle together... and it becomes truth for us.