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I think that too many children's stories have questionable morals. Not that I'm a prude or anything but when children grow up getting taught that stealing gold from giants and get really rich makes you a hero (like Jack) then how can we expect them to be more reasonable?

So I wrote this story. It's called "Jack & The Beanstalk" and I'd appreciate editorial advice, pictures for it or if you'd to tell it to your children

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I think the moral, trading your surplus with your neighbor for his surplus, is much more in line with the permies philosophy.

However, his disobedience (not taking the cow, nor peas to market) was rewarded.
He did as he pleased, not as his mother told him.
That could set a bad example.

(I guess anything could be criticized/argued.)
 
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I think I'd use the word 'sprout' instead of 'germinate' - it leads more naturally into growing bean-sprouts, which is a very quick, easy hands-on thing to do after you've finished reading the story.
 
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Thanks! I replaced germinate with sprout and I'll change Jack's mother so that her *request* to Jack is not a direct order. I like that the market is not as good a place to get stuff as from the neighbours. At the market you only get gold.
 
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John Polk wrote:I think the moral, trading your surplus with your neighbor for his surplus, is much more in line with the permies philosophy.



That's part of my moral. Another part is that gold isn't worth as much as beans are. You can turn beans into gold easily. Turning gold into beans depends on market pressures, like availability.
 
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