There is a neatness to fairy tales that appeals on a deep psychological level. Beyond the obvious derring-do in many fairy tales of knights on horseback rescuing damsels in distress, there are subtler plot points that speak to heroism, to reason, to belief in oneself, in the power of love, and of loyalty. thought processes through hundreds of professional relationships.
Here is what you have to know. We are all ‘programmed’ with some pretty basic story-telling stuff from early one. We learn about the hero and our villain. We learn about the damsel and the knight. All of this information (and we each likely contain giga-quads of it by an early age) is actually pretty consistent from person to person and even across cultures.<