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Originally posted by Consequence
It's not a conspiracy.
Life is easier now than it was before.
There is also a point of not making education harder than it needs to be. That way we have more time to do progress, not reinvent everything. However, this requires more discipline from the individuals, which is clearly lacking in many, and only a smaller part can handle it.
Oh, and conspiracy theories are usually good examples of people being too lazy to first learn what they are going to talk about. It's easier to make things up and believe that "science is a lie", or things of that nature.
Slightly humorous, considering the OP.edit on 6-9-2012 by Consequence because: (no reason given)edit on 6-9-2012 by Consequence because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by The Benevolent Adversary
an interesting ancdote to this: when i was in high school (early 80's) a friend of mine went to south africa for a year of school (i am in so. california); when she came back she could have skipped a grade if whe had wanted because the course material taught there was that much higher level.
in america i think we see a decidedly dropping level of education that is expected of us.
as for awareness; the point made further back in this thread that all of the media/external distraction that is around us is definately making us less aware. the mind can only handle so much stimulation/input at a time that we tend to drop alot of 'non-essential' information in order to process what we consider important.
with driving culture taking over the world (and so. cal. in particular) the ability to walk and chew bubble gum seems to be one of the victims.
Originally posted by LUXUS
reply to post by Consequence
I would not say the young have a wider knowledge actually quite the opposite in my observation unless you ask them trivial questions relating to media or pop culture.
Originally posted by XxNightAngelusxX
That's pretty thorough, OP. Good post.
I've often wondered the same things. And, I wonder if the general ignorance of modern people is planned, or if it happened on accident while society became an easy-going experience instead of a passionate struggle. Good read.
Oh, and conspiracy theories are usually good examples of people being too lazy to first learn what they are going to talk about.
I look at it like this. Take a look at early European history for example. From nomads, to settlements, to towns, to the arrival of the Roman administrative system, to the arrival of Christianity and on and on. everything has led us to where we are now, a telescoping affect. I really don't think its planned.