On Snap Judgment, Glynn Washington was visiting with a tribal healer. This individual was brought a patient in agony, carried by his friends, who plead for a healing. The healer went through all the rituals, including pulling various objects out of the man's flesh, including screws or nails. After the healing was complete, the sick man arose, there were smiles all around, and he headed for home with his friends, cured. Afterwards, Glynn related how he asked this healing about the slight of hand he had used to create the illusion that he had pulled these objects from the man's body. Glynn basically said the healer had fooled him. The healer frowned deeply and told Glynn, "You never take another person's story from him." This individual came for a healing and he received the story he needed.
In this day and age, it might serve us all better if we stopped trying to refute each other's stories and instead respected them. From these radio stories, the truth of the matter is that stories are powerful for us all. We need them enough that our brains on an almost subconscious level will spin stories for us that we need when we need them, without our active involvement. That is a survival skill. We should honor that rather than fighting over whose story is correct and whose isn't. We all need our stories to survive (except for those stories created by sick/injured minds that spin dangerous tales, dangerous for the owner of the mind or for those around them). We should be respectful of those stories. We might just find we can learn a great deal from all of our stories if we listen instead of argue.