Every story has a mother, every mother has a mother. And the mama of them all is one that can punch any human in the gut.
I think of MOAS (Mother Of All Stories) as a necessity in a time where stories gone bad are keeping us scared, and killing the spirit of the, otherwise exuberant, global party.
There's a case and a place for stories that tackle the race we're all running, the emotional bonds we think should be cast in gold and diamond and put around our middle fingers, the story of an enemy we should be fighting against, the story of "who are you?" and "why are you doing what you're doing?" and if you're not doing it for "passion" then why are you not leaving your job and going to Bali.