So recently I had been told to a project on the two epics. We were asked to select any one epic and select three stories and write them down in our own words with the values we learnt from it. All I could think when we were asked to do this was, ‘Is this stupid or what?’
A week later, just a day before the submission I sit down to write the too familiar story, but as the words are written down with deep concentration as to not make any mistakes I realise something. ‘I know these stories but have I ever thought of it as anything other than a story? Have I learnt anything from it?’ And that made me realise something, the difference between knowing and learning. The true requirements of these epics. That every story is not just a story, some of it is my history, some of it my culture, some is knowledge and some is my culture.
This one assignment now made sense to me. Now made me understand the importance of our teacher telling us to do it honestly and spend proper time on it.
This is how I understood my heritage, my culture and my lesson. Have you ever done something that makes you realise something important to you? Do let me know.