Writing stories. It's a funny old thing. A contradictory thing, really.
My personal take on it is that writing stories is childish and self-indulgent, yet it's also serious and important and pretty much vital to our species.
Because writing stories is how we collectively dream; it's how we try to make sense of the world.
Sometimes art is all we have. When society is collapsing around us, and we're pinned like insects beneath the weight of the decisions of those who run the world, art is often the consolation, the solace, and the way to find a gap in the great wall of idiocy and glimpse through it someone who thinks and feels the way we do.
Writing stories. Making paintings. Shaping sculptures. Creating music.
Sometimes these things are all we have to fight against the darkness.