Charlie Brown tried to kick the football, but Lucy pulled it away causing Chuck to land flat on his back. It was nothing knew. As kids, we were used to seeing Charlie Brown lose and fail. Today’s kids see snails win the Indy 500. Luke Epplin wonders why every kids’ movie seems to reinforce the cult of self-esteem. I’ve showed my kids a ton of Charlie Brown movies. I’m not sure it’s had an impact on their self-esteem, but it sure makes it harder for me to kick a football.