An interesting piece by Mike Cosper on The Gospel Coalition Blog about Walt Disney’s announcement that it will not make any more princess fairy tales, at least for the foreseeable future. I was particularly struck by this observation:

 

I can’t help but wonder, though, if the cognitive disconnect between today’s families and the world of fairy tales isn’t rooted in something even more complex. Maybe the idea of long-suffering doesn’t connect to an instant-gratification culture. Maybe the idea of being part of a larger story (like the redeemed kingdom of Sleeping Beauty) doesn’t connect to a world of narcissism, where the story is all about us (like Hannah Montana). Maybe too, we hate the idea of being rescued. We’d rather believe that we could save ourselves.

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