Bruno Bettelheim Quote

“This is exactly the message that fairy 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

in his book ‘The Uses of Enchantment, The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales.’

Ratings and Comments

Patrick Henry, Red Hill

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.

Mike, Norwalk

I like it, a lot. A lot of accuracy there.

E Archer, NYC

Not just fairy tales, but the successful formula for popular novels and movies is to inspire. But every innovation becomes a racket, and 'education' attempts to force a narrative rather than teach one to be one's own narrator.

Stephanie, Riverside

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