Thursday, March 27, 2008
THE ROLE OF STORYTELLING IN AFFECTING WORLDVIEW AND VALUES
Cultures are dynamic and are always in flux. What happens, however, when there is evidence of an eroding values system within a specific culture? Can a particular culture’s worldview intentionally and substantially change? It is unarguable that one’s worldview, culture and values are entrenched and to influence the alteration of these is difficult. However, the idea that affecting one’s worldview, culture and values to the point of change is not impossible. What this discussion proposes is that worldviews, cultures, and values can indeed be changed, resulting in not only the transformation of an individual’s life, but an entire culture as well. Storytelling in particular is a catalyst that can bring about substantial changes in worldview, culture and values. What do you think and why?