I have this impression, for things I read in the internet or hear from people around me, that young people in first world societies are getting a good chunk of their emotional education by taking literally the situations and behaviours depicted in obviously (for the educated mind) fictional movies, which then they try to imitate. It is relatively easy to explain to a child that superheroes are fictional, since they don't see flying guys with capes anywhere outside a TV screen or a comic book. Eventually they may be ready to accept that war is nothing like Rambo movies, and one single guy can not dodge thousands of bullets and take down a well-trained small army. But does anyone explain them that there are no such things as love at first sight or Prince Charming, or that real sex is to movies like "Basic Instinct" like a real fight is to a Jackie Chan flick? The common place to many fictional works is serendipity: you don't have to work for things, they just happen. At the very best you have the "long years of harsh training at the hands of a mythical master" plot device, which are quickly glossed over so the hero can reap in a few days the returns of the hard work in which he wasted at least half of his living years to date. We all see how serendipity is attractive and has great entertaining value for what it has of evasion of reality: big reward from a low investment. Like lottery. But someone should explain to the kids that this doesn't happen with the astounding frequency you see in the movies. Statistics and probability calculus should play a larger part in schools math curriculum, methinks.