I’m reading Game Addiction: The Experience and the Effects and chapter 2 starts with this quote:

Human beings are unique to other species in that we live in a world that is created by the stories we tell. Most of what we know, or think we know, we have never personally experienced; we learned about it through stories. – George Gerbner

(the book has a citation but I have yet to figure out how to easily view citations while reading a book in kindle format)