a reply to: BO XIAN
Sorry to hear you bear the brunt of the burden of Hate.
I am by nature not a vengeful person, but I am passionate, being human and all.
I suppose if one looks at the history of Fairy Tales, the original works by the Brothers Grim and so forth, one will see that even back in their
infancy, these children's tales have been quite severe, even bloody to warn children about dangerous characters out there and how they prey on the
Disney, for me anyway, has always struck me as making sure there is a happy ending. Interesting and lighthearted Family Films that convey laughter and
drama without the gore of say, the old fairy tales such as The Red Shoes (a girl covets a pair of red shoes and when she puts them on they dance her
to death) or even the cautionary marital tale of Bluebeard (a husband who forbids his new bride to open one small door in their home, when she does,
at the advice of her sisters, she finds the bloodied remains of his previous wives.)
A lot of these Old Tales are seeing a resurgence in Popular Fictions these days, and maybe it's to prepare children for the trials and hardships of
the World, a cautionary tale that parents should rightfully read alongside their kids.
Most folks in our town do just this....the adults are always on top of which Teen Bestsellers their children are reading, they read the works
themselves in order to know what their kids are "up to" and establish meaningful insightful discussion with them.
I know my parents did and I was a handful growing up, but instead of throwing an overtly Dogmatic Ban on me, they asked why I was reading what I was
(or what music I was listening to) asked relevant and deep questions about my moralistic stance on such matters and....well, you know....they
PARENTED. They made sure I knew right from wrong and cautioned me against putting "too much darkness into my head".
Wise words : "Careful what you put into your head, because you'll never get it out."
A lot of folks out there think their kids can run themselves without intervention, and ever since the 70's and the Rise of the Anti-hero, it's been a
steady decline into focusing the of the Role Model into these deranged and Psychopathic characters....the kids hang on to these "rebellious don't
care" fascinations and....well....there are more than enough kids out there "gone wild" than we could cover in a single post.
We're in this together, and I am not in the business of making enemies.
Peace be with you, and thank you for the kind words.
I am working on how to communicate more effectively online given the various lack of normal social cues.
Appreciate your understanding on this matter.
edit on 7/6/16 by GENERAL EYES because: formatting again...sorry