Originally posted by Xtrozero
Originally posted by LewsTherinThelamon
This is why you don't teach kids that magical beings like Santa are real. They grow up unable to accept reality, as is evident by your attitude.
Once a person realizes that Earth is not overflowing with the fabricated magic their parents made up, reality becomes "big, bad and purely
Do you really believe what you wrote? Do you have kids?
I do not know what I believe in regards to reality. It is just there and I happen to be part of it. I have a 20 month old daughter.
I do believe, though, that we use stories like Santa to live vicariously through our children. Is reality so terrible that we have to make up an
alternate reality to appease part of ourselves that we do not understand? I have seen the joy that parents get when their children light up from the
stories. I can understand the incentive. For me, it points towards something deep within our psychology that pushes us towards fantasy. Even myself.
at the age of 27, I cannot get enough fantasy. Everything from World of Warcraft
to works like the Wheel of Time
, even as adults, we are
still chasing Santa Claus in one form or another.
It is something to ponder. Do I blame parents for lying to their children? No. Do I harbor resentment towards my parents for "lying" to me? No. If
anything the sociological ramifications provoke my curiosity. How could it not?
I see Santa Clause as something that I, personally, can use to benefit my daughter; simply by congratulating her when she uses her critical thinking
to discover the "truth" behind Kris Kringle. Reason and logic should be celebrated, if there is magic, logic is it.