Granted I have age,....I'm 58yo. However, I increasingly find myself not only relaying history and facts to many people but actually teaching it. I relate my own life experiences, facts that should by widely known(common knowledge), and data that any university educated person should be familiar.
More and more I find that the basic population hasn't the faintest idea about... er... well... ANYTHING...especially history....even recent history! Most people are involved within their own little world that consist of eking out a living, the latest reality show, and FREAKING VIDEO GAMES! Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Selfies, Youtubes, are also the extent of their knowledge. The bible thumpers are the worst offenders. They profess a great deal of knowledge but in fact if they have any idea 'bout science or history, it is limited to pseudo-science, and revisionist history! They don't even know their own bible very well. I doubt that many of them have actually read it. They go to church everyday in some manner or form and someone there tells them what the bible means (always wrong), what to think, and what to say.
I like to read. My repertoire includes many genre and disciplines. I have not found one bible thumper that is well read at all. Whenever I have a casual conversation with one and the subject turns to books they have read, I invariably get the same answer...."Anna Karenina", "Narnia"...Oh and of course "the bible." No wonder there is no talking to them. They have no basic knowledge on which to rely upon to discuss ANYTHING.
To save this from being just an old man's rant, I beg this question:
Is there anyone out there that knows anything (meaning common people). Members please don't count yourselves as the common...you are all very much the exception.
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