posted on Feb, 27 2014 @ 04:18 PM
On another thread I've had a member patiently teaching me about space travel and the specifics of this. If this member were not so patient and
non-judgmental I would not know what I do now - either because I would feel embarrassed and not take the discussion further, or because I would look
into on my own - perhaps getting unreliable or one sided information. Even though I'm disturbed by these findings we can all do something about it.
If we come across someone who doesn't know we should be kind and show an interest in enlightening, clarifying, and empowering. Self efficacy (ones
sense of competence) is either lacking or misdirected too often in today's world. We want critical thinkers as our partners in society right? I know
I do - it's getting scary out there.
As people become more educated their self efficacy increases, and they become passionate about searching for their own answers - and thus will get
involved. Very few are incapable of learning, just don't care, or are too defensive to let anything challenge present beliefs. The rest - while they
may wax and wane out of not caring or defensiveness want to know more. As a society we need to bring these numbers out of the red.