Listening to stories from an elder generation bears some importance. One'll get to hear about their lifestyles, habits, daily schedules. Quite similar to reading a novel set in a different time, except that your loved ones play central characters here.
Things unravel and one tends to wonder if such a life was indeed led. More significantly, it provides one a peek into their roots. The struggle which resulted in the establishment of a family and all that goes into it. I guess that makes one sensitive and humble.