Everyone has a story….Where do I come from? Why and How did I end up here? Life is journey but with every journey comes with a story
This week’s topic was quite relevant and I could easily relate to it because it made me better understand why my story matters and by sharing it, it can shape my perspective of life as well as inspire those who might find motivation from it.
We grew up with story telling being utilised as a means to teach us lessons in life. Our grandparents told us many stories sitting around the fire for entertainment. Just like the Ice-breaker in class which was ‘Broken Telephone’, these stories have evolved over time, from person to person, details have changed but the context and message has always been the same.
Our stories build us, our stories tell our culture, our stories can harm and heal, our stories showcase our diversity. This was quite evident in the class activity on cultures but the manner in which we, as a group highlighted our diversity even if people came from the same culture, is a clear indication of how stories are decoded and the messaging received from person to person over time.
The group presentation and the activities were quite interactive including the activity where we were given pictures and had to make up a story around it.
It was a great class and I will definitely start telling my story more often.