Reading the recent wingmakers article, I realized that the story of Pinocchio borrowed heavily from the Sumerian origin story.
Gepetto = Annunaki, who created the “puppet”
Humanity = Pinocchio
The Blue Fairy = The Blue Star (Sirius), perhaps directly representing “unseen helpers”.
I was “told” that the difference between humanity and Pinocchio is that when we tell a lie, our noses don’t grow. We grow older. This includes lies that we tell to ourselves. Sometimes we are controlled with strings (i.e. contracts), other times we give in to temptation. To become “real”, we need to be true to ourselves and others.
I’ve always wondered why Pinocchio would want to give up his puppet-form to become human. It seemed to me he had far more benefits as an autonomous wooden puppet, since he never grew old, and would never die. He seemed to have far more freedom than humans typically / currently enjoy.
Something else I understood is that this is-and always has been- a story. In storytelling, the storyteller creates characters to illustrate a larger concept / truth / idea, but the “basic” story is fabricated. This is alluded to in the Wingmakers material as well. It is “just a story”, used to illustrate a broader concept.