Throughout our lives, we have been told that our favorite made-up characters were real. Characters such as Santa Claus, Tooth Fairy, and Cupid, have impacted our lives. However, as time went on, our parents have told us that they weren’t real, but some of us, in our hearts, we still feel like they are. Faced with that moment of finding out one of our childhood fantasies are a hoax, we can’t help but ask: Should we listen to our brains or our hearts? I asked Eryn Whalen, a sophomore at Thousand Oaks High, how she felt after her family told her that the Easter Bunny isn’t real.
E.W. “I kinda knew it already when I was growing up. I know that some things are real and some things are just stories.”
The Lancer: So, since then, do you think that the impact from the knowledge of the characters has changed your life? If so, how?
E.W. “Yes. They taught me how to be kind, happy, and to have a good life.”
Should we listen to our heads or our hearts as of if these characters are real? The choice is up to you! Have a wonderful Spring Break, Lancers!