Comment: But isn't that the entire point?

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But isn't that the entire point?

...that we are now creating our own version of events?

We are the characters now manifesting the story.

I do understand what you are generally saying though. You were referring to past events, making sense of them. Truth is, we can't make sense of them. We can learn much from history, but we can't sense it, but for the present. The past presents archetypal notions of legendary characters, but we are the actors now. At some point we need to leave our scripts in the dressing room and hit the stage [right here, right now]. That's where it all makes sense if we act well.