If you want to change your world, try changing your stories; the ones you tell about yourselves and the ones you listen to.
Bedtime stories, travel tales, folk and fairy tales, myths and legends - many stories, shared all the time. Telling a story is passing wisdom, sharing cultures, moments and creating a bond. Professional Storytellers of Storytelling Association of Singapore help decode 'storytelling' by sharing their memorable moments of telling their favourite stories.
How do parents make sense of this parenting environment characterized by continuous change, technology domination, rising affluence and choice… Hear from experts who dig into traditional wisdom, modern research or both.
Once upon a time, there were phones that weren’t mobile, people were. If a phone rang, people ran to it to answer the call. Television was black, white and grey, life was full of different colours. ’Fast’, in connection with food, meant delaying gratification. Once upon that time, parents and elders set rules, children followed as a matter of fact. Your village was your world. Grandparents (or the likes) told stories to children. The stories, invariably beginning with ’once upon a time’, were from their memories; myths, folklore, history or personal lives. Stories defined, set boundaries around our world. And we lived happily ever after.
Today, the world is our village. We hear stories everywhere, about anyone, at the click of the button. There are news stories; gossips, fashion trends, success stories, disaster stories, shame stories, horror stories. There are propaganda stories - political rallies, business meets, industry conferences and sponsored stories - ads, endorsements, promotions. Amidst the millions of stories we can choose from, we try to find those that help define our world. And we live forever finding and seeking happiness. Do we find it?