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Santa Madre Teresa di Calcutta

venerdì 18 maggio 2012

Translation of the post of May, 15

Storytelling: the path of humanization

I just finished reading an interesting essay by Massimo Diana entitled "Narrare - perchè e come raccontare le storie ai bambini".

The book contains the articles that appeared in the last three school years 2008/2009/2010 and 2011 in the journal The time religion.

The result was a work very interesting for us as parents, to teachers, but also for those who want to deepen existing ties and connections between telling a story, a fable and the human being, adult or child.

The author writes at the beginning of the book: "We can, in general, include all the stories and narratives of humanity as simultaneously a way to God, the afterlife, the world of sense and meaning, the Absolute , but also a path to his own humanity: narratives are paths of humanization. They teach that change is possible, that men and women become the best you can and will be affordable to one and all. "

But what they talk about the stories? What are the eternal and universal problems that all of us, men or women, sooner or later we meet in our lifetime? Two are by the author, in the final analysis, the topics covered in the narratives: learning to love and be prepared to die. Since the volume of this central topic delves into the cultural implications, providing acute psychological and historical reflections and different points of view that educate us to open our eyes to new thoughts. There are several examples taken from the Bible, from literature, cinema and from ancient myths to better describe the concepts.

Besides the title, the book is intended for all educators, professionals and vocation. What does it mean to educate, then, would the end of the work the author? Diana's answer: "it means helping to imagine otherwise. This is the great nobility and human dignity: it is always possible in any situation, to imagine otherwise, that is, seeing things from another perspective and gain a new view of reality. "It is certainly not, to my way of seeing things, a comprehensive definition of the term education, but it is a good starting point for all.

For those wishing to read the work (reading that Board):
Massimo Diana, ",Narrare - perchè e come raccontare le storie ai bambini" publisher Elledici, Turin 2011

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