India always has a rich history of stories with morals. Every kid has a memory of his childhood when Grand-Ma use to tell us story tales to make us sleep at night. Those stories were un-forgetful & they still have a presence in our minds. The reason is that they were not just stories; it was a way to teach us a lesson.
Those stories, we heard at childhood were pure & has a moral at the end. That makes us remind them for rest of our lives. Even our future generations believes in them & adopt it as learning in life.
Few names of the childhood tales we remember are:
- The Monkey & the crocodile
- The greedy jackal
- The sage's daughter
- Mongoose & farmer's wife
- Unity is the strength
- Slow and steady wins the race
- Panchatantra Tales & so on
These memorable moral stories always carry the lessons of unity is the strength, Look before you leap, Slow and steady wins the race, Liars can't be trusted, Mind your own business & all other teachings which makes us a good human being. Our parents & grandparents always want the same moral values to enter in us. These morals are what a child is supposed to learn.
If you remember, Panchatantra Stories were having five volumes & all talking about values in human life. Every story of Panchatantra has a moral in the end.
These stories have taught us how to see this real world with wide open eyes & what values are. Before schooling these stories have helped us to fight the world & to be a good person. We use these stories in our everyday lives. We grew up with these childhood stories, we teach the same to our kids & our generations will follow the same. Now what we have learned from these tales is to Help Others, Avoid Laziness in Life, Never Tell a Lie to Anyone, Respect Elders, Overcome Your Fear & Live Life with Happiness.