Ok, im not particularly religious but this story has always struck a chord with me.
One day, god became very bored and decided to play a game. He quickly realized the game was very boring without someone to play with. So he created other gods in his own image and likeness. He called them mankind.
But he quickly realized that playing a game with gods is that they cant lose. And if theres no losing then theirs no challenge n the game isnt a game without losers.
To make the game interesting he made man forget he was a god. Now he'll play thinking he has something to lose. His life, dignity, his job or anything he values. This made the game more interesting.
Man will now play the game with the power of a god who doesnt know he has power.
We create all the issues we have in our life. We re victims of self made circumstances.
Everytime i read this i feel ten times more powerful