Keep believing in happy endings, lest you be sad

2014-04-22T00:00:00Z Keep believing in happy endings, lest you be sad
April 22, 2014 12:00 am

Fairy tales and similar stories have long been the object of children’s dreams and their parent’s escape from adult life. Lately, however, people seem to think that these stories give off too many unrealistic expectations. This thinking causes many parents to be wary to allow their children to watch or read such stories.

While it is true that happy endings don’t just happen — you won’t jump into spontaneous song with the love of your life that you just met and run off together, or vanquish all enemies with love and kindness — that doesn't mean they are impossible.

In my experience, people who believe in their opportunity to obtain a happy ending are much happier than those who don’t, simply because they think they can be happy.

“We are what we believe we are.” —C. S. Lewis

- Bradley Pavey, Crown Point

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