Tanmay : Why is there a great importance to a story ?
Teja : A story is a pacifier, a story inspires us, a story is the master of pedagogy and a story transcends our ideas into reality in many forms.
Tanmay : What about a horror story ? How will it ever inspire or do the things you mentioned ?
Teja : By watching or reading a horror story, you’ll know the importance of hope, you can feel the strength. By facing the adversities , you aspire for a better life. Every story inspires in some other way. What we need is an open mind to percieve and accomodate the gist.
Tanmay : But why people tend to watch a story rather than read one ?
Teja : Because people can skip the details while watching a story, but they can seldom skip while reading one. A scene goes on even without your active participation in case of watching a story, but it stops if you take a break while reading.
Tanmay : Why can’t there be a grand unique medium of telling stories ? Rather than books, movies, paintings and all.
Teja : Why can’t everyone eat the same food through out the world ? Their anatomy and climatic situations make them eat different. Similarly, different individuals’ perception personifies different stories in different media.
Tanmay : What good does stories do to the humanity as a whole ?
Teja : Stories are the bridges on which generations just pass by on this planet.The ‘legends’, ‘fairy tales’, ‘super hero fiction’ are the last resorts for any dying generation. A culture carries the mankind to the next stage, and stories take the lion’s share in any culture.
Tanmay : Tell me a story that will startle and inspire me right now.
Teja : You are the stories you have seen, you are the stories you have read, you are the stories you have heard, you are a story to someone who creates a story. Finally you are asking the importance of a story just because you’ve listened to one.