Alec Nevala-Lee

Thoughts on art, creativity, and the writing life.

Quote of the Day

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Bruno Bettelheim

The child identifies with the good hero not because of his goodness, but because the hero’s condition makes a deep positive appeal to him. The question for the child is not “Do I want to be good?” but “Who do I want to be like?”

Bruno Bettelheim, The Uses of Enchantment

Written by nevalalee

April 25, 2014 at 7:30 am

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  1. As an uncle for 11 kids, this makes me happy for they are always trying to copy me. I’m not saying am a hero, but I feel precious to them.
    Beautiful quote.


    April 25, 2014 at 7:58 am

  2. Thanks! Bettelheim has definitely made me rethink how I plan to read to my daughter.


    April 25, 2014 at 3:24 pm

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