When we listen to a tale, we observe a situation while imagining what we might do in that experience.
Each of the characters become a part of us that we can relate to.
The Tyrant within us is overthrown by the Higher Self.
The Foolish Adventurer faces the consequences of ignoring wisdom of the Sage, but is redeemed in their long-term choices to persist in facing their demons.
The Tarot gets it. And that’s why the theme of Balance is one of the most predominant in the Major Arcana. The cards attempt to touch on all the different ways we try.