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The ideas and fantasy creations of a few snowball and spread like wildfire until a huge portion of the population believes in it. Never in the history of mankind has information or misinformation been able to spread so quickly. DO NOT be the one to spread misinformation. Stop it dead in it’s tracks if you can and don’t be the cause of hurting others. I’d like to share a couple other pointers that I’ve seen over the past few months of thinking about this topic. MEMES don’t equal factual news. Spend 5 minutes on places like Facebook and Twitter and you will quickly see MEMES (pictures usually with big white letters captioning it) that try and share an idea. Don’t trust these, and even don’t even read them. They are only created to trigger a strong feeling like anger, fear, or outrage. And these easily get likes, comments, and shares. Most of the time they are inaccurate and misleading.   Unfollow family, friends, and ‘influencers’ that tend to share things like this as well. You don’t need any more garbage in your day, you already get enough of that elsewhere. Subscribe or follow nice things that make you happy, are positively educating, and make the world a better place. Trust your gut. Many of these extremist misinformation sources are very obvious by how they get heated up about everything, lead into conspiracy theories, and divide you from others.  If you don’t know if something is true or not, research it and don’t talk about or share it with others until you have fact checked it for yourself. Don’t lead to future panic and distrust. Thank you for bringing up this topic. It is important to be able to verify and know what is true or not. Misleading information could have you bugging out at the incorrect time, teaching you bad ways to take care of your health, or just cause unnecessary stress in your life.


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The ideas and fantasy creations of a few snowball and spread like wildfire until a huge portion of the population believes in it. Never in the history of mankind has information or misinformation been able to spread so quickly. DO NOT be the one to spread misinformation. Stop it dead in it’s tracks if you can and don’t be the cause of hurting others. I’d like to share a couple other pointers that I’ve seen over the past few months of thinking about this topic. MEMES don’t equal factual news. Spend 5 minutes on places like Facebook and Twitter and you will quickly see MEMES (pictures usually with big white letters captioning it) that try and share an idea. Don’t trust these, and even don’t even read them. They are only created to trigger a strong feeling like anger, fear, or outrage. And these easily get likes, comments, and shares. Most of the time they are inaccurate and misleading.   Unfollow family, friends, and ‘influencers’ that tend to share things like this as well. You don’t need any more garbage in your day, you already get enough of that elsewhere. Subscribe or follow nice things that make you happy, are positively educating, and make the world a better place. Trust your gut. Many of these extremist misinformation sources are very obvious by how they get heated up about everything, lead into conspiracy theories, and divide you from others.  If you don’t know if something is true or not, research it and don’t talk about or share it with others until you have fact checked it for yourself. Don’t lead to future panic and distrust. Thank you for bringing up this topic. It is important to be able to verify and know what is true or not. Misleading information could have you bugging out at the incorrect time, teaching you bad ways to take care of your health, or just cause unnecessary stress in your life.

I too have seen an uptick in homeschooling over the years, and especially this past year with covid. There are many pros and cons for this way of learning, and I think parents should evaluate their child’s development, personality, and local school curriculum to know if it is the correct choice for their child or not. I went to public school and one of my best friends was home schooled. I’ll share some of the differences that I have noticed between us.  I tend to have more world experience and social skills. I had to deal with bullying, making and losing friends, being around a wide variety of people, group sports, and learning from all the quirks that each person around me brought. My best friend is an introvert, asks many simple questions that I thought anyone who was an adult should know by now, and is still developing friendship skills. Although, my friend is vastly more book smart than I am. She was able to graduate from high school two years early because she learned at her own pace, and didn’t have to sit through a class with a lesson tailored to the center of the bell curve for an entire class. No real right or wrong decision here, just different.  I do have another friend who is raising their son and instead of public school or homeschooling, they are unschooling. Pretty much it means that instead of a set curriculum, they learn through play, household responsibilities, travelling, movies, and just going through life. I don’t know how their son is going to end up as an adult, but I would guess that he will be way behind in basics like reading, writing, spelling, math, and other things you learn in school if your teacher is just going out in the yard and playing. He is already eight years old and is just barely starting to learn how to read basic ‘Pop likes to hop’ books.


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