Following up to “Is school bad for kids?“.
According to Roger Schank
Most people can’t think very well. They were taught not to think by religion and by a school system that teaches that knowledge of state capitals and quadratic equations is what education is all about and that well reasoned argument and original ideas will not help on a multiple choice test.
We don’t try to get the average child to think in this society so why, as adults would we expect that they actually would be thinking? […] The fact that we let them vote while failing to encourage them to think for themselves is a real problem for our society.
Adult belief systems rest on childhood beliefs instilled by parents mostly and by assorted other authorities.
Republicans do not try to change voter’s beliefs. They go with them. Democrats appeal to reason. Big mistake.
According to Shaw
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.