Friday, October 16, 2015

An old man life story

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An old man life story

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An old man life story
Dear readers, this is the continuation of our last post, Some other general writings, and it is also the very beginning of our life story, so, now let us start to tell you my life story;
Let me tell you a story and transport you to another place and to another time, at the time when I was a young kid and my mother or my grandma in the evening would tell me a story just to keep me happy and go to bed and sleep.
Oh my god! What did I say? Tell you fairy tales that the elders of my time were telling me when I was a young kid; no, sorry my dear readers I have made a mistake and I apologize, because you see today I don’t remember much about those stories that the elders of my time were telling me, even though those stories seemed very interesting to us kids then; here I need to tell you that in those times mothers and grandmothers had always a story to tell the kids, it was the only way to keep us kids quiet as there was no TV and most time not even a radio for miles, the only news in those times were in the newspapers, if one could borrow it from somebody that could afford to buy it, the rest of the news were the local news that the people of the town would tell each other, so that they would know what was happening around them, so people would pass them around by word of mouth. Anyhow the stories that these old ladies would tell us were as good as any other story, and if the famous Brothers Grimm had known them they would have written them in their stories book. The Annotated Brothers Grimm : Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm
Now that I happen to be talking about the mothers and grandmothers of those times, I would like to add how they worked hard to keep kids quiet in those times, we will come to talk about my life story soon, as soon as I finish telling you this old fact of life; because here I would like to add something else that today does not happen anymore in the western world, I am saying the western world because what these old ladies were doing then might still be done in very backward countries today one can never know; I can just imagine that there might still be a few places where progress as not taken place, and therefore people are still using those skills that their forbears have used for centuries or even thousands of years. 
Anyhow let me describe to you what these old ladies did to put a child to sleep, they would take the child in their arms sit on a sturdy chair and sing a lullaby while they were rocking the chair until the child would go to sleep, or do the same thing by putting the child in a rocking cradle and rock the cradle and sing a lullaby, those times were harder than today for young mothers as you can see for yourself, they had to rely or their skills that they had picked up from their elders. 
Today singing lullaby is gone out of fashion, perhaps it is because there is so much music songs and everything else around us, so, singing lullaby is out of fashion, and for this reason you cannot hear any mother singing their lullaby to their child in any town, I guess that even in the country outside towns they don’t sing anymore, it is the sign of the time people are not born singers, those young mothers were singing then because they had to, it was their job to keep their children quiet even if their singing was out of tune as long as their child was satisfied. You see children are attention seeker and they were happy as long as they knew that there was somebody looking after them, and to hear their mother singing to them and rocking them would satisfy them and fall asleep.
My life story
Anyhow, I was saying that the old ladies were telling us stories when we were kids; I apologize for not being able to tell you any of those stories that my mother and my grandmother were telling me, they were good stories for us kids, since we kids would hear them many times and still we were interested in them; today I have forgotten most of these stories, therefore I am not able to tell you any of them. But anyhow this is not the real reason why I am writing this article; because what I would like to write here is this; I am going to tell you the story of my life. I know that now you are thinking, what is wrong with me why should I tell you the story of my whole life? Well it is just because I cannot tell you a fairy tale, because today people don’t believe anymore in fairies or fairy tales, and really, I don’t remember most of the tales that I have been told when I was young, so I could not tell you much of a story; therefore I am going to tell you the story of my life, because that is the only story that I know better than anybody else.
Now that I have decided to tell you my whole life story, starting with this hub called, (An old man life story), which is going to be also the name of my story writings, I have also to say that there are other issues that have prompt to write my life story, the main issues are written hereunder.
Firstly, I would like to tell you dear readers that I would like to use this story of my life, in order to compare the ways of living between these days and the old time ways; since I believe that in order to tell a story and make sense to the listener or readers there should also be a purpose for it, so, if we try to compare this old life story to today ways of living, then it may make this story more interesting for everybody.
Having said that, now I wonder what it would be like if one could go back in time like in time travel fictions, how nowadays ways of living would have affected the older generations. You see, generally speaking in the old days normally time seemed to stand still and very little changes would happen, and if anything did happen it would happen very slowly, except when there were wars or some other violent happenings, like earthquake or diseases that could kill lots of people around; whereas today everything changes very fast even when there are no wars, earthquake or disease; therefore what could be said that is new today, in a few days may be said to be old. I hope you see what I mean?
Secondly, I am going to tell you about why I feel that I have to write this story, and why I believe I have to write it. You see, I feel that every human being has a story to tell, and anyone of us could tell our own story if we attach enough importance to the story that we want to tell. So, to me it happens that I believe that by telling you my life story, not only I become satisfied that I have written my own life story, but I would also feel that I am doing humanity a good service, because something can be learned from my life story. I believe that it is the life duty of any man to try to improve anything if one can, so, let me explain the way I feel about what could or would be the duty of any man here under.
So see you next time with, the duty of any man.

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