Wednesday, 17 August 2011

A permanent source of inspiration (Part 8 of 8)



In fiction, we seek inspiration; in ethical ideals, validation. Blyton's stories awake moral reasoning in children, who understand the meaning without realizing the abstraction.



As children turn into adults, independent thinking and entrepreneurship are qualities to be cultivated further.



Blyton's tales have happy ends, where virtue triumphs over nastiness and deceit. Her characters, in particular the Famous Five, have helped millions of boys and girls around the world internalize ethical values.



Children stories, however, are insufficient to provide guidance to run our lives effectively. That task belongs to philosophy, from which the best is still to come.



[Text: http://johnvespasian.blogspot.com]



[Image by Ignotus the Mage under Creative Commons Attribution License. See the license terms under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us]


A permanent source of inspiration (Part 8 of 8)


In fiction, we seek inspiration; in ethical ideals, validation. Blyton's stories awake moral reasoning in children, who understand the meaning without realizing the abstraction.

As children turn into adults, independent thinking and entrepreneurship are qualities to be cultivated further.

Blyton's tales have happy ends, where virtue triumphs over nastiness and deceit. Her characters, in particular the Famous Five, have helped millions of boys and girls around the world internalize ethical values.

Children stories, however, are insufficient to provide guidance to run our lives effectively. That task belongs to philosophy, from which the best is still to come.

[Text: http://johnvespasian.blogspot.com]

[Image by Ignotus the Mage under Creative Commons Attribution License. See the license terms under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us]