I recently read a post by the Orang-utan Librarian about how valuable fairy tales are, and this quote immediately came to mind:
If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.
– Albert Einstein
I am a huge fan of Albert Einstein, and this quote is one of my favorites. For me, it speaks to how important creativity and imagination are. So many inventions that we take for granted today, or credit exclusively to science and math, started out in the imagination. Einstein and da Vinci are both great examples. Imagination makes us great. And I think it’s something we should both instill in younger generations and remind ourselves of as we get older.
What do you think of this quote? Do you think fairy tales are important?