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Originally posted by superdude
While I understand both sides of the argument here, I must interject. I was brought up believing in Father Christmas, The Easter Bunny, and yes (gulp) The Tooth Fairy. While it added a sense of anticipation and joy for theiir appropriate events, I would hardly say it scarred me emotionally. When I grew old enough, my mother told me, and it stunk for the next holiday season. I never in any way regretted believing - it was a wonderful experience in every way while I truly believed. The night before Christmas when I couldn't sleep, and I swore that I heard Santa landing on the roof - precious memories I wouldn't trade for the world. I guess in the context of this thread that since these all are indeed premeditated "lies", that it is lying to your children. I for one though will treasure until I draw my last breath the days before our Holiday, and the look on my childrens face as they come down to see what SANTA has brought them
Originally posted by dnero6911
what if I were raised being told I can achieve anything, raised to fear no man, nor beast, raised being told I can heal, or control my physical self... or that I can improve myself constantly, raised to seek understanding...
In that case, I believe, you would open your own company at the age of 16, become a millionaire by 20, then put it all aside by 25, start seeking for the "truth" and by ___ find it.