The School of Life is a fascinating education, made challenging by a quirk of human nature:
Knowing a lesson isn’t the same as knowing how to employ it.
Myths contain essential lessons of human existence. Read properly, they teach how to live a life, and how to live it with others; they reveal an order to the universe, as well as mysteries within it. But while we can learn the morals, seeing them at work in our own lives is a separate discipline.