Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Importance of Story

The Importance of Story
 Stories have been used for many millennia to teach the new generation. The elders of ancient civilisations used stories to teach the young generation. The lessons might have related to the values of the society, their particular version of how they came to be, their purpose on the earth, hunting......and fertility.
In the Victorian era fairy tales were found to kindle imaginations and thinking power of a child. Since then, they have become an all time favourite amongst children of all ages.

Then there are moral stories that teach lessons of life to children and also help them cope with different situation in life.... Stories based on mythology and Guru’s are considered to be the most knowledgeable stories from which children imbibe virtues and ethics. Traditional stories are a great way to carry on traditional beliefs and values from one generation to another.
 Then, there are funny stories that entertain children and bedtime stories that help them have a peaceful sleep all night. Similarly, there are various other types of kid's stories that directly or indirectly influence the entire life a child

One key to seamless flow of traditions from generation to generation is a "story". Storytelling is an age old Punjabi experience - not just the great stories of the past but even human interest subject which touch each one of us.

What we are trying to say is that all around us there are personal stories; Tales of courage, adventure, faith etc....All these are stories, stories worth telling and experiences worth sharing.
         Do You have a story to tell?

You could share yours with us on Sage Synergy....we are a gathering of friends