posted on Dec, 23 2010 @ 09:32 AM
Funny our local news was just talking about this. When I found out I think I was 9, a friend told me it was a lie because her older sister told
I wasn't as upset about Santa being fake as I was about my concept of what the North pole looked like being fake. So, I was more angry that the
environment Santa lived in wasn't real (like toy shops, elves, a town, etc). It's not enough that we must discount Santa, there's a lot of other ideas
that come with Santa that also have to be deleted from the brain.
I had just won a medal thing from a school geography contest weeks before discovering the Santa deception. So, my point is, I was mad because I felt
that it adversely effected my sense of geography, which I took pride in at the time.
Santa's a great example of how as children we can be fairly intelligent yet so naive at the same time. I don't think I will do Santa with my children,
we do it with my stepson but that's out of my jurisdiction. When I have kids of my own, I think I will go the route of the above poster in telling
them that Santa is more a metaphor for a spirit of giving during the holiday season and explain the history behind it. Orchestrating a great
years-long lie doesn't seem right to me.
edit on 12/23/2010 by SpaceJ because: (no reason given)