The question "How do stories teach about ourselves and the world?" made me think that stories can tell a lot about a person’s personality. For example, if someone likes comedy books the person may be really funny, but if the person likes romances it must be more likely to be a dainty girl.
In addition, there are lots of things in stories that talk about our world. For instance, it can say things about the people’s culture and it can also talk about the countrie’s characteristics. Those things can also teach us important leasons that are most likely told by our parentes so we don’t do things that are dangerous.