What is my purpose for learning these new ideas is

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wasted my time with my education? What is my purpose for learning these new ideas? Is what I’m reading and learning now beneficial for my career? I would go on to say that we use what we need to us and the rest becomes lost or used for later conversation. These four quotations at the beginning of Loewen’s essay display the same concept in
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Freire essay and the way college students approach society. “It would be better not to know so many things that to know so many things that are not so.” (Felix Okoye) “American History is longer, larger, more various, more beautiful, and more terrible that anything anyone has ever said about it.” (James Baldwin) “Concealment of the historical truth is a crime against the people.” (Gen. Petro G. Grigorenko) “Those who don’t remember the past are condemned to repeat the eleventh grade.” (Loewen 1) Loewen believes that our history is important to where we are as a society and what is in store for us as we improve on American history. Loewen makes it clear by stating, “Perhaps I do not need to convince you that American history is important. More than any other topic, it is about us. Whether one deems our present society wondrous or awful or both, history reveals how we arrived at this point. Understanding our past is central to our ability to understand ourselves and the world around us. We need to know our history, and according to C. Wright Mills, we know we do. (Loewen 5) In paragraph 14 Loewen mentions, “None of the facts is remembered, because they are presented simply as one damn thing after another. While textbook authors tend
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