Girl vs Missile
Few in the West thought that Ukraine would put up much of a fight, let alone have Russians on the run. Mia Bloom and Sophia Moskalenko, experts in the psychology of fairy tales, have a fascinating take on this. They attribute Ukrainians’ steely resolve, at least in part, to the master narratives that Ukrainian children grow up with. Traditional Ukrainian bedtime stories portray unassuming characters persevering against insurmountable odds. The typical character arc leads them through a series of challenges that test their will, transforming their vulnerability into ultimate triumph. Whatever Putin throws at the Ukrainian people, they tie in knots!
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