There are reasons to be thankful every day of the year. Sometimes we forget and recollect the traditional sayings of family, friends, and fortune on the “big” day; which, by no means, we should not be thankful for.
Tonight, many of us will go out and binge on our favorite candies and festive foods and turn on the TV to watch marathons of scary movies or shows. Why do we do this, though? Sure, it’s fun and a great excuse to get a sugar high or get close with a significant other. However, just like many other modern holidays, the celebration of Halloween is nowhere close to its origins.
Don’t let the dark nature of Grimm’s Fairy Tales turn you away from the delight of reading them though. If you love grand tales and history, this is the perfect collection for you. No story is the same and the length is just right to encourage you to press forward with one story after the other. The writings are full of mystical and unpractical things that could never happen in real-life, but somehow relate to the real world with life lessons anyone can benefit from.
There are several myths and rhetoric from Ancient Greece and Rome that focus on the concept of Hubris. Hubris, extreme pride and arrogance, was a common “Hamartia”, or tragic flaw, for many tragic heroes and main characters of myth, whose downfalls relayed a moral lesson. These moral lessons, though, came with dire consequences that warned its audience to never be prideful.
In looking for my next read, there are books that have a permanent spot on my shelf. If there is anything avid readers must have, one should be a printed collection and two, a printed collection with classics.
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