People seek storytellers who can meet their need to find patterns in life.
Leitmotif is how this is done.
also leit·mo·tiv (līt′mō-tēf′)
n.1. A melodic passage or phrase, especially in Wagnerian opera, associated with a specific character, situation, or element.2. A dominant and recurring theme, as in a novel.
[German Leitmotiv : leiten, to lead (from Middle High German, from Old High German leitan; see leit- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots) + Motiv, motif(from French motif; see motif).]Source: American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.