I am writing to you for a cause of individual and global importance. I request you to give me 5 minutes of your valuable time by reading this letter and consider for implementation if you find any merit in this.
Today, children of 10-21 age group are highly aspirational. If these aspirations are not properly supported by inspirational information, children mislead, deviate and pervert. Inspiration may not always come from premium college, higher degree, high percentage, job oriented skills, good placement and pay package. They are sheer short-term events in the life. when children are not really inspired within heart, getting the honor is a costly affair and requires external force as there is no natural affinity towards fulfilling long-term dream. After good research and multiple observations, we found solution for this critical problem in the society.
I humbly appeal to you to take "inspire to innovate (i2i) storytelling movement" forward in your home and prepare the children for tomorrow. Here are 3 simple steps you can consider for implementation
1. Make your children to read / hear one inspiring story per week of any individual who fulfills to one of the following 3 conditions
ü An individual who created social impact in Agriculture/Healthcare/ Education / Livelihood /Energy sectors
ü An Individual who made rich contribution towards Arts, Literature, Sports or any special field
ü An individual who started an innovative company or organization
2. Prepare your children to write a physical post card letter / full-fledged formal mail (not short messages or chat) every 3 months to one person whom he/she trusts, ask them to share their dreams and obstacles to full-fill those dreams. In the process, they manage to solve problems on their own
3. Trust me, continue this process for 3 years or more by providing conducive environment at home, it impacts reticular activating system of human brain and we can expect amazing results.
I truly wish the story of your children becomes another inspirational story and positively influence other children too.
o When children hears a Positive Story, it sets vision and provides strength to execute goals
o When children hears a Positive Story, it invokes his/her natural multiple intelligence
o When children hears a Positive Story, it acts like Edutainment (Education + Entertainment)
o When children hears a Positive Story, they learn skills on their own rather external push
o When children hears a Positive Story, they help to create their own positive story
To promote this culture, I started Inspire to Innovate Storytelling Movement and writing letters to children embedding various positive stories (epistolary format). Letters are available at http://i2iTM.blogspot.com.
Let us Prepare our Children Today and Protect their Life for Tomorrow
Dr. Ravi Saripalle,