|Political display in Washington, DC.'s Newseum.|
is our version of the truth.
Einstein said, "Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen."
Teens form their beliefs through parents, teachers, media and peers. Good or bad, these truths are core of who they become.
Thinking for yourself means a willingness to listen to numerous sides of an issues. It's easier to label our beliefs as common sense. But the TRUTH may get lost.
I miss the ability to trust the source of a story. When Walter Cronkite anchored the evening news, my family trusted his words to be true. After all Cronkite signed off every broadcast by saying, "That's the way it is."