The most significant human exchanges occur through narrative. Even a well-told bedtime story can permanently alter the synaptic pathways of the brain in the listener. Without the process of compression and distillation, there is no expression, only description. And expression communicates more effectively than description. The author tells the product of postmodernism, of deconstructionism, of a general rejection of hierarchical narrative and objective truth. People tend to remember facts more accurately if they encounter them in the context of a story rather than in a list; and they even rate legal arguments as more convincing when built into a narrative rather than presented in a legal presentation. The clarity with which the author tells a story can affect what eventually come to pass because she ends up living the narrative that she describes. In comparison, metaphor, storytelling and emotional exchange between people or portrayed between characters can stimulate the brain.