I recently read a cute book about leadership. I loved the simple minute long chapters that I could easily take away and use for my long and crazy days. One of the most interesting chapters had to be "Life Lessons from Peter Pan". I thought it sounded crazy too. The premise was pretty simple. You should think happy thoughts, keep your word, have fun, and love your mother.
This seemed oh so lovey-dovey and ewwy-gooey. Something hit me as I was reading the explanations of this. I remember no time that Peter Pan kept his word or loved his mother, or more specifically encouraged others to love their mothers. I thought moment about this and it came to me why. I don't know if I have ever seen the cartoon Peter Pan. What have I seen? Hook and Peter Pan on Once Upon a Time. Hook featured a Peter that was struggling. It was a little unorthodox. Peter on Once Upon a Time can be described in only one way. He was a freaking toolbox. He was sneaky, a trickster, selfish, and super annoying. For the record, I adore Robbie Kay as an actor. I just hated Peter Pan. Now when I think of Peter Pan, I think villain. Even on the Syfy version of Peter Pan a few years ago, Peter was a little pit of a villain. It was his fault that they got sent to Neverland, his fault they lost a friend, his fault the pirates found the fairy dust, and so much more.
I honestly can't decide how I feel about Peter. I want to like him. He rocks green. He hangs out with pretty cool fairy. I also like those life lessons. I just need some more proof that he isn't a kidnapper.