Today the most powerful and also the most difficult task in raising a child is helping him to find meaning in life. .. To find deeper meaning, one must become able to transcend the narrow confines of a self-centred existence and believe that one will make a significant contribution to life … In order not to be at the mercy of the vagaries of life, one must develop one’s inner resources, so that one’s emotions, imagination and intellect mutually support and enrich one another. … When children are young it is literature that carries such information best. (Bettelheim ’76)

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