What Story and Why
How to Tell
Life Story Resources
Research is Fun
An article by Tom Gilbert - copyright ©January 28, 2018
We are all on a journey. This journey, which lasts our entire lifetime, is one of discovery. We are searching for true meaning and purpose. We are trying to find out who we are and why we are here and what we have to contribute. We do this through the stories of our lives.
In essence, we find ourselves in our stories.
Storytelling is an ancient and very important craft. Some people are gifted storytellers. But you don't have to be a great storyteller to tell your story. All of us learn from stories. It starts when we are very young and continues throughout our lifetimes.
Stories are the natural way we learn.
Stories are also our main source of entertainment. All you have to do to know this is true is think about how much of an impact books and films have had on people everywhere. Even before the technology to record voice, pictures - even before the creation of writing - people were telling stories.
Sharing the Discovery of Who You AreSince we all share in this task of discovering who we really are, we all have in common several things. Some of those things are how we interact with others, how we go about living an authentic life, and using our curiosity, imagination and creativity to live a full life. To me, this is pretty exciting stuff.
Despite a tendency to think mostly of myself, I cannot resist a good story about a person's life. Their adventures, how they deal with adversity, what matters most to them, how they feel about big questions like children, faith, art, music and history are often very fascinating.
How sad if people never shared any of this.
of us don't know how long our lives will be. Time is precious, so it
follows that we should take the opportunity every day to
stay connected to others. How do we treat others? Don't let a day go by
without telling people that they matter to you. Telling your family and
friends you love them not only encourages them, it is good for your own