Lessons in Fairy Tales

July 12, 2013

Einstein said “if you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairytales”. I guess my Mum and Dad could have maybe read me a few more fairytales when I was a kid, but thatsPrince Charming ok, I’m making up for it now.

Recently Ive been watching ABCs TV series, Once Upon a Time, which isn’t exactly reading, or a traditional fairytale, but all the important messages are still there.

1. Cinderella – A man can not recognise his true love unless she’s wearing the right shoes.

2. When your fairy godmother appears, always negotiate your curfew.

Just kidding!

But seriously, these are some of the real lessons –

1. Magic always comes at a price.

2. The only thing that can break a curse is true love.

3. Hunted women wear red.

4. When a stranger offers you treats, be sure to decline the generous offer.

5. This is like this, because that is like that.

6. Both good and evil exist.

7. Sometimes evil can appear good.

8. Sometimes good can appear evil.

9. Before you get to Wonderland you have to fall really hard down a dark rabbit hole.

10. If you go to Wonderland, be sure you can always get back to the real world when you need/want to.

**Bonus lesson. If you go to Candy Mountain, you’ll probably lose your kidneys – does Charlie the Unicorn fit into the fairy tale category?

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