Stories happen because they offer us an outlet to explore different ideas, scenarios, and characters. They provide us with a way to escape reality and immerse ourselves in the lives of other people or creatures. Stories can explore themes of love, loss, tragedy, comedy, and hope. They can explore the human condition and can challenge our perceptions and beliefs. They can provide us with new perspectives on life and can inspire us to think differently. Stories can be used to entertain and educate, and can provide a sense of connection to the past and to the future. Ultimately, stories happen because they help us make sense of the world around us and provide us with a way to express our thoughts, feelings, and experiences.