# I started reading one of my birthday presents "The Story of Philosophy: A History of Western Thought" on the way to work this morning and was instantly struck by the following passage in the introduction:

"Maybe the best way to pass along a feel for this kind of thing is to do what people have always done when they've got a great deal of complicated information to convey, and that's tell a story. Stories are never the last word on the subject, they don't pretend to tell the whole truth, but there's often truth in them, truth you'd never see just by lining up all the facts."

I think we're going to get along just fine.

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