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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Courage Question of the Day

"Typically, the hero of the fairy tale achieves a domestic, microcosmic triumph, and the hero of myth a world-historical, macrocosmic triumph. Whereas the former—the youngest or despised child who becomes the master of extraordinary powers—prevails over his personal oppressors, the latter brings back from his adventure the means for the regeneration of his society as a whole."
~ Joseph Campbell: The Hero With a Thousand Faces



Reflecting on the above distinction, have you found yourself or your kids more drawn to fairy tales or to myths?

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