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3 Moral Lessons From Goldilocks and The Three Bears

Tim is a local educator who earned his Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Albright College in Reading, PA. He is an avid writer and artist.

Goldilocks an Overview

What does the story of Goldilocks mean for you? Maybe nothing, Maybe everything. The story of Goldilocks and the Three bears is one of those classic children's stories which needs little or no introduction. It is a tale about a little girl who when wandering through the woods comes across the home of the three bears.

Noticing the door is ajar Goldilocks takes it upon herself to enter the bear’s home. Once inside she sits down and breaks a stool, samples all the porridge and then she lays down to Take a nap in the "just right" bed.

While the story in and of itself is a very simple one there are moral lessons in the story you can learn for yourself or teach your children as you read the story together.


1. We Don't All Come In One Size

The bears had three different sized chairs, bowls and beds because they were not the same age or of the same size. Each item in their house was tailored to fit their individual needs. Goldilocks herself even tried them all until she found the right chair, bowl of porridge and the right bed for her.

We don't don't all come in one size. We all have different wants, needs and opinions all based on many different factors that occur in our daily lives. We cannot force others to be all the same. Instead we must celebrate our differences and as John Lennon put it best " And the world will be as one."

You, you may say I'm a dreamer, But I'm not the only one

I hope someday you will join us, And the world will be as one

— John Lennon

2. We All Like and Want Different Things

Goldilocks had her own likes and dislike. She tried each item in the house until she found the ones she liked. The ones which suited her needs. Of course she left a trail of destruction in her wake but that's a tale for another time.

What does this mean for you? In your daily you're going to come across people who are different than you. These people have different likes and dislikes, wants and needs.

The key to living together as one is in taking the time to learn everyone's story. See where they'er coming from. In this we can all be moving along, all together different but working as one.

3. Help Those Who Need Help

The third lesson centers not on Goldilocks but on the reactions of the three bears when they found and intruder in their home. Goldilocks was never welcomed into the bears house. She took it upon herself to enter and partake of what the house had to offer.

The bears when finding her there could have been angry and chased her out of the house. They had every right to protect their home just as we all do today. The bears however chose to reach out a paw in friendship and hospitality to Goldilocks.

The lesson for us all is to do the same. Not to let people to stroll into our homes whenever they want but to reach out a helping hand with maybe a meal, a few moments of our time, or whatever the need may be.

Goldilocks - One final thought

There you have them. Three moral lessons, which are arguably the cornerstone of life, from a children's story. This time Goldilocks and the Three Bears. When you read stories to your children take the time to find the morals you can teach your children. Every story has them if only you look closely.

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© 2020 Timothy Whitt

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