These are our aboriginal ways to keep our collective minds (souls/hearts/bodies) sane and whole.
But urbanized/seculazied, in particular Western socialized, humans have lost touch with these deep ‘as-if’ opportunities.
That’s why we need more and more liminoid/artifical/kitsch as-if experiences which can be found in doing/watching) sports, playing in loteries, losing ourselves in gaming to feel alive and to find (fake/material) happiness.
Without this ‘seelische’ soul maintenance through AS-IF events like deep laughter, theater and rituals we, individuals minds, cannot exist and we fall apart.
In our clinical psychiatry, where I worked as a grouptherapist and did fieldwork for ten years, you may find lots of people that fall apart temporarily and permanently.
See also Fables, parables and allegories