12 Nov 2010

Story telling - surely that lives on forever?

So I just read a great post on Pretty Witter's blog - http://www.pettywitter.blogspot.com/- about story telling through the times, asking if we think that story telling will die out.

In my opinion story telling is an intrinsic part of being a human being. Telling stories about ourselves helps us contruct our identity, it is a way of understanding ourselves and passing on our experiences and values and so on to others. What do you think?

I really like this quote by Paul Ricoeur:

"Myth expresses in terms of the world - that is, of the other world or the second world - the understanding that man has of himself in relation to the foundation and the limit of his existence."
Paul Ricoeur

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