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Nov. 2nd, 2008 | 12:32 am

Old time fairy tales, as in the Brothers Grimm, have fairy tales that teach children that the real world is a brutal place. Modern fairy tales protect the children and make believe the world is a happy and cheerful. Which is better?

Should fairy tales...

reveal the brutal nature of the real world?
be happy and cheerful?

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Nov. 5th, 2008 06:52 pm (UTC)

There's a lot of spoiled children here, many lack an understanding of how working now can lead to greater pay offs in the future.

Also most indicators I can see suggest life is going to be a lot harder for nearly all of us.

I wonder how best to prepare kids for living in a refugee camp or dealing with water rationing or surviving any of the horrible things that tends to happen in a failed state (like Afghanistan, Iraq, or Somalia).

I've read that even Mexico is in a low-grade civil war between the central government and the drug cartels., and my sources suggest its not going well for the central government.

Though it is probably best not to end up with the unhealthy obsession for staring at disaster that I have.

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Sam Malfoy

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from: sam_malfoy
date: Nov. 7th, 2008 12:19 am (UTC)

Yes. You are rigth.

Here, in my own city, the situation is getting nasty. Murders, rapes, assaults, kidnaps. Hell, you can't even walk in your own street without getting mob. I don't know if I have an angel besides me or I'm just really really lucky, but I'¡ve only been informed, not assaulted in any way.

But *takes deep breath* I don't know. With all the stuff I've been going through. All the despair, the sadness, the fear, not in my town, with my own family, it made me realice that you need to have a free mind.

You can't be expecting always the worst thing to happen. Yes, shit is going to hit the fan. Take a bath and move on and do not be afraid. You can make a change. You can be better. You can help.

At least, that's what I'm constantly telling myself, when the sky is gray and I can hardly see past my own hands.

I don't steal. I don't lie (not much xD). I try not to be judgemental and stupid. I try to read and know before I talk. I know I can be wrong and I know I've made mistakes. I lear from them.

And that's what I'm going to teach my children. That's what I'm teaching my nieces.

You can't prevent what's coming. But you can prepare. I'm not saying I'm gonna teach my kids to hunt xD But I'll try to expand their minds so they can think for themselves and figure out a way. To care for everyone, not only themselves. To reach out a hand. To *think* (so many many people can't do even that) it's what important, at least for me.

I guess I ranted a little, no? xD

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