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from the mind of critic-10/18/17

From the mind of critic: “If childrens stories and nursery ryhmes were to dark and violent back when, and way to disney-fied nowadays, Where is the happy medium? How do we keep kids innocent as long as possible, while not lying about how the world really is, so they become well adjusted adults? If we teach our kids the difference between real and make believe, the first time they wake at the crack of dawn for saturday morning cartoons, do we authentically understand the concept ourselves? Is it another way of vocalizing do as I say, not as I do? The messages in our kids stories used to reflect the crushing harshness of life, It showed an unvarnished truth, that although dark, was real. Now as an over correction, we have Disney, Dreamworks, Cartoon Network and countless others that show such a fantastical view, that unless we enunciate what real life actually is, our kids will grow up living in a completely unaccountable and gullible fantasy world. Once we realize that to teach truth, we have to learn it and then know it first, we’ll see that if the next generation has any hope for building a better future, it will be because we allowed them to indulge in their imaginations, while simultaneously letting them know of the sometimes dark and ugly, but also sometimes light and beautiful truth. The balance between fantasy and truth is achieved, when we realize that to understand one, we have to understand the other.” 🙂

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