June 26, 2013
Founder, Mindful Games Institute LLC
My good friend’s 5-year-old daughter, London, is obsessed with superheroes. She still loves princesses, but when it’s time to play, it’s all about superheroes. Of course, during the game, she gets to be Wonder Woman and makes me play the Troll she has to fight. She always wins.
We learn the villain-victim-hero aspect of drama at an early age. Turn on the TV and you will see the archetypes on every channel or just listen to the person complaining across the table from you. And the person telling the story never sees themselves as the villain. That role is always given to someone or something else. More