The best stories are sanctuary, wisdom, laughter, courage.

Legolas Greenleaf long under tree
In joy thou hast lived. Beware of the sea!
If thou hearest the cry of the gull on the shore,
Thy heart shall then rest in the forest no more.
— From THE TWO TOWERS, J.R.R. Tolkien

Real adventures are something you’d probably rather read about than live through.