Crikey, I didn't realise that the enlightened were so competetive
There is a difference in quality of parable. One which is subtle and allows degrees of freedom in ultimate conclusion. There is another kind which constructs a (seemingly to the teller) logical path which the reader must "walk" for lack of a better term.
I'm surprised you haven't noticed such a dichotomy in life.
I would like to make clear, I don't necessarily understand either view point, but there is a qualitative difference.