I also feel freed a bit from trying to explain the world—to others and to myself. Especially to offer guidance on how to think, on what is true and what is illusory. “Just telling a story, mate. Nothing serious.” (Maybe that’s a factor in why I created a perpetually confused narrator who claims to have no answers to anything.)
I’ve gone so far as to say, “I got tired of telling people what to think, so now I’m just telling a few tales.” To which more than one reader has responded, “Oh, you’re still telling people what to think.”
Busted, I guess I’d have to say.