Too many people are concerned about what to think, rather than how to think. Fear of judgment by others, following a trend, acceptance, etc. Our society has devolved into sound bites and quick judgments vs. research, comprehension and thoughtful discourse.
If more people prepared their minds to more efficiently and thoroughly process information, rather than learn by blindly accept the rote repetition of talking points, we would all be better off. Preparing our children to do well on a test vs. think for themselves has begun to produce a society of sheep who are easily coerced. Good for marketing and campaign managers, bad for society as a whole.
A society of people who are willing to accept talking points, as the truth, without thoughtful contemplation of evidence, is dangerous. In addition, many will go through life unable to appreciate the true nature of things, the richness of human thought, and all the universe has to offer.
I am thankful for a forum like this where I can engage with people who have dedicated themselves to a deeper understanding of things. It gives me hope that we can someday stem the tide. I just wish I could find more in my daily life who have done the same.