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  1. Comment on What’s something that you wish more people would inform themselves about? in ~talk

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    I graduated high school last school year in the US. I can only speak for myself, but in my economics class I was taught about how to save and budget and about retiring (I was recommended to start...

    I graduated high school last school year in the US. I can only speak for myself, but in my economics class I was taught about how to save and budget and about retiring (I was recommended to start a Roth IRA which I probably really need to start).

    In American government we did study the constitution and how the government works kinda, but not enough to really relate much to today’s politics, moreso just the US historical context and stuff, which is still important. It’s hard for me to say because I didn’t try at all in that class and failed. I think I can safely say that we didn’t learn enough to make an informed decision about our current politics, not that they should teach that necessarily. But I totally agree that a constitutional literacy class would be quite beneficial, especially if home ec is included. I didn’t learn home ec at all in my school.

    Schools should also be teaching how to find reliable sources and what information is good, because they don’t teach you that at all. (Except in science, barely) In fact, it’s backwards in high school because you aren’t allowed to use Wikipedia as a source which is dumb but you can use random articles as a source. Every non-science teacher I had was under the philosophy that article = factual source

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  2. In today’s age, we have a wealth of knowledge available on the fly, and a wealth of misinformation too. Every day I see someone on the internet either mis-informed or ill-informed, even with...

    In today’s age, we have a wealth of knowledge available on the fly, and a wealth of misinformation too. Every day I see someone on the internet either mis-informed or ill-informed, even with google and research at their fingertips. What is something you wish the general public would actually take the time to learn about beyond a very surface level interpretation?
    Many issues can’t be solved based on just surface level knowlege.

    My biggest answer is politics in general, because it controls our world yet it feels like 70%+ of people don’t know what they are talking about beyond layman knowlege, and we’ve seen what happens when tons of people set themselves on a belief and even argue for it when they don’t know what they don’t know.

    I don’t know anything about politics but even I can see that people are talking out of straight emotion most of the time.

    So, i ask you nice tildes’ers Tilderds Tilderotatoes, what’s something you wish to inform us about that most people don’t read into very much? Can be political or otherwise.

    It’s a broad question I know, but that leaves room for a lot of discussion.
    Thanks for reading

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