The video above is an example of how we teach our children (this is designed for children) certain values through story telling. Here’s Paul Bunyan getting an axe for Christmas and then proceeding to power-chop forests. He is praised for his ability to generate farm land to bring urban development. In our modern world of environmental dilemmas, we understand overharvesting to be counter to ecological health, yet we instill these values in our children. This praise for progress and industry must be juxtaposed by very serious long-term questions.