Lee Anderson / February 21, 2013
I am writing a story for my niece. It’s a story based on my personal experiences. I’m writing it for her because I care about her well-being and the course of her life, and I believe I have some bits of wisdom that will help her along the way.
Stories like mine are written every day. They have been for centuries. Storytelling is an age-old means of delivering important information in a memorable, meaningful way.
What if we could collect stories from many people, across many life spans, and put them together in one book? It would be a collection of wisdom and life experience spanning centuries and personal histories. If there is a common theme among these stories, ultimately it could become a book that helps people live a better life. A book of guidance to which people could turn whenever they needed it, but also a book that can be read at any time, so that when the moment arises a person could think “Oh, yes, I remember a story with a similar situation. I know what to do here.” Maybe some of the stories impress a person so much that they even help shape his or her character. Continue Reading…