What is story and what is actual?
We go deeper and look. We look at what a story is, and we look at what actual actually is.
At a gross level, if we ask what a story is, we get something like “It’s a narrative” or “it’s a thought stream”.
If we look a little deeper, we see that the narrative or thought stream is [i]about[/i] a subject.
One step further back (even deeper) and we see that these (stories) not only have a subject, but the subjects can be categorised by nature. By flavor.
..and deeper still, we see that the prevailing nature is habitual.
Now, what is it to be actual?
At the grossest level, we might say that to be actual means that something exists.
Drop a level and we ask how do we know that something exists. We test it by seeing or touching or using any of our sense organs. So, let’s get this straight. You test it by believing the interpretation of a perspective arrived at by your brain?
Deeper. OK, yes, I have a story that tells me that something is actual.