One of the more frequent comments I hear when teaching people how to craft stories that create new levels of connection and influence is that it takes work. This is less a statement about the durability and skills of people but rather about the reality that experience doesn't automatically yield stories. Stories don't exist until we intentionally weave them from the threads of experience. They only have the characters, dynamics and events that we assign to them. They only convey the messages we built into them.
The most amazing reality about storycrafting is the degree of creativity possible. We can begin and end any story in any timeframe, include any character into it and involve whatever events we want. This is pure innovation and always worth the effort.