Quests are stories of journeys and searches. They are deeply embedded in the human brain from our ancestral past, and all cultures have them. They are examples of what scholars call cultural universals, stories, rituals, language features, etc. that exist across every culture.
Quests come in many forms, but they offer challenges, temptations, risk, and the possibility of reward. Not only are there knightly quests, but we have quests we face daily. Life is a quest.
Recently, I pondered the quest after an engaging experience in social media. I spend time on Quora when I’m in a cantankerous mood. Quora is a social media question and answer venue, among other quirky things. The patrons seem an educated bunch who like to question, answer and debate. So, when I’m in the mood to argue, that is where I head.