Stories must be told. Throughout time stories have told our story as a nation. Stories are the personal observations of the people that live through those amazing times in history. If not for the story tellers the whole meaning of history would have been lost. It is those personal observations the breath life into history. Can you imagine a history class where Abe Lincoln speaks to the class and shares his live stories? That would be the greatest and the student would really learn. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/home-cents/when-to-consolidate-your-debt/article4280458/ shows the value of a story well told. Abe Lincoln was well known for his story telling ability. This was a big part of his appeal through history.