there was a great woman in the village, who understood how to craft stories that everyone would believe and love.
the guru was jealous, because his zen was neither believed nor loved, so he asked her, “how do you do what you do?”
but the woman replied, “you put your friendships in your stories, so that everyone can feel the love that you feel. then, they will love your stories, as well.”
the guru was bummed: he didn’t have any friends.