"This is exactly the message that faily tales get across to the child in manifold form: that a struggle against severe difficulties in life is unavoidable, is an intrinsic part of human existence -- but that if one does not shy away, but steadfastly meets unexpected and often unjust hardships, one masters all obstacles and at the end emerges victorious."
Bruno Bettelheim
(1903-1990) Austrian-born American child psychologist, writer
in his book ‘The Uses of Enchantment, The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales.’
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Once upon a time in America, in a day not so very long ago, almost everyone understood the beauty, the simplicity and the fidelity to Reality of the affirmation of Heraclitus that character is destiny.
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