Comment: Not everything was a lie...

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Not everything was a lie...

but as you grow older and begin to realize that some of it was lies, and you begin to question everything that was taught. For example - Whether you consider our nationalistic skewed view of U.S. history, the Keynesian only economics lessons, or the marijuana will make you hallucinate and lead to insanity - all of these examples lead us down a slippery slope. Once you begin to learn the truth about these issues, you begin to doubt everything that you learned, and in some cases, this can be dangerous, especially to curious youth.

For example, consider a student that was taught the horrific effects of marijuana. Yet, that student tries marijuana and experiences effects quite different than the health teacher explained. The student may think, "Hey, they lied to me about this, maybe they also lied about (fill in dangerous substance here)." In this situation, of course the government is still happy, because they will continue to support the prison complex when the "War on Drugs" one day finds this person.

However, this should not be the basis of education. Education should be about learning facts and developing critical thinking skills. You are not learning when you don't even know if the "teachings" are fact. That is why it is important that we arm ourselves and our children with critical thinking skills. If critical thinking is not taught in school, it must be taught at home - only then will more people begin to see the bs taught in our schools today.