Recently I came across the thought of one of my favorite and famous authors Paulo Coelho.
“If we want to change the world, we have to go back to a time when warriors would gather around a fire and tell stories.”
This line has a huge and deep meaning. When we meet someone, we talk for a few minutes and get busy with something like reading, mobiles, TV, Netflix, etc. We do make plans for outings, but all we plan is for movies, activities, and so on.
We don’t really find time to listen to the stories of people around us. We don’t get time to learn from others’ experiences as we don’t really understand them. All we get busy and busy and busy. We gossip about something but don’t talk about mysteries or stories. We are involved in activities such as playing, but we miss major communication attributes with people around us.
When we listen to others’ experiences, we learn. When we tell them our stories, we help them with situations we have gone through.
We must learn to discuss what really matters, what society is about, and how we can contribute to making it livable. We must follow and talk about our culture, customs, and rituals. We need to keep it alive. Our future generations must learn from us to pass on ancestral treasures of knowledge and wisdom.
So, get together and discuss to make society better.