Great Stories package up cold facts as metaphor, so we can get grasp their meaning. Even paradoxes can be understood when logical reasoning fails.
The German born thinker Hannah Arendt in her book Men in Dark Times said:
“it’s true that storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.”
May be if we stopped asserting facts and told stories people would understand us.
Block of wood is just one example of how we’ve put this idea in to practice.