I’m not sure who initially said this but I think there’s some truth to it.
“We need stories like we need food and water: we’re built for narrative, nourished by stories.”
I think there is also a desire within us all, to create. A lot of people sense both these truths and this and that’s why they write. That’s what makes publishing so difficult. That’s why a good hook is crucial when writing to publishers. I keep changing mine, next week I’ll give you a few to vote on and I’ll stick with that hook a while.