Rascals are always sociable, and the chief sign that a man has any nobility in his character is the little pleasure he takes in others company. Arthur Schopenhauer

Understanding the world through analogy

Humans can only understand the world through analogy, this is why simulation theory exists, reality is just too big for people, so they need to shrink it down to a model they can understand. Nowadays it’s video games and computers, a few thousand years ago it was tapestries and thread-weavers.