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[–]Inuma 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

This is truly beginning to make me realize that the first thing people should learn is history.

Through a certain lens, they eventually learn that they can be mislead.

If you don't have a good grasp on issues, it makes you likely to listen and believe instead of trust and verify.

[–]penelopepnortneyBecoming ungovernable[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Exactly. We in the West also need to realize how ignorant we are about the rest of the world, through complacence combined with the deliberate suppression/distortion of media coverage. We're also too often guilty of conflating a country with its people, assuming the actions of its leaders reflect the wishes of the population. Sometimes it does because we're not the only ones who have been kept in a narrative bubble but when you hear firsthand reports of what average people are saying as Ania K shares, you get a very different picture.