2017 Maps of Meaning Lecture 6: Story and Metastory (Part 2) – YouTube

Peterson dissects the Peter Pan story:

  • Who the hell wants to grow up to be a Hook? First, you have a hook. Second, you are a Tyrant. And third you are chased by a dragon of chaos with a clock in its stomach. Well, that’s what happens when you grow up: time has got a piece of you.
  • And Wendy is a conservative middle-class London-dwelling girl who wants to grow up and have children and have a life and who accepts her mortality and she accepts her maturity.
  • And so, Peter Pan has to be content himself with Tinker Bell, who even does not exist. She is like… a Fairy of Porn. She does not exist! She is a substitute for a real thing.

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