Remember the story of the boy who cried wolf? One of Aesop”s Fables that dates back to classical times telling the story of a shepherd boy who repeatedly plays tricks on his village. Do you remember this fable? What was the theme or lesson imparted in this tale?
Stories carry forward traditions, themes, ceremonies, and lessons from one generation to the next. They are intentional attempts to pass something on to the listener. In absence of the story, a community begins to lose it’s cohesiveness. The moral/communal fiber begins to unwind. We slowly lose our bearings.
Think about it – when was the last time you listened to or told a story with an intention?
I am developing a new podcast concept where telling the story is brought back into our lives as a way of conveying culture and tradition.