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What is a major reason for the lack of knowledge in people today?

I am not saying I am a very intelligent person. But In the short time I have been on this site, I have seen Good questions and even some great ones. But the majority are questions that most could answer with the simplest of thought. am just mildly confused by this, and I would like to hear your thoughts on the subject. What causes for the lack of knowledge in the world today?

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Glad you asked, Armando.
One thing that can cause for a major lack of knowledge in the people today, is the lack of wanting to learn. Most teens or children (Or even adults, in some cases)now would much rather go and have fun, than actually focus on their studies (Realize I said most, as there are exceptions). School or learning may not be to influenced heavily by a child’s parents or guardians, as they may lack much knowledge themselves or are very irresponsible, or themselves are children assuming they had children at a young age. (This is also assumed, seeing how teenage pregnancy is becoming a bigger concern) It is a sad thing to see, knowledge draining from generation to generation. All we can do is try our best to teach, and hope other listen and learn in return. I hope this has answered your question.

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I didn't expect you to be awake at this time of day, Raul. But thank you for the good answer.
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No problem, Armando.Glad I could provide some insight on the subject.
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How is your wife? Heard anything new on your baby yet? If you don't mind me asking.
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Margarita? She is doing well! As for the baby, I have recently heard it is going to be a girl. So, basically, I have heard only good news.
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Great answer Bambino! Kuddos for showing that young people( and some not so) do not have to be lacking in knowledge! Thank you.:-)
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In a word? Apathy.

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People not wanting to learn or look for a simple answer

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I think lack of knowledge comes from the fact our society is just lazy. We have the internet at our disposal now, and we don't have to read or dig for information any more. It's really kind of sad to see text books or even reading books, going out of style, and Facebook being "In Style" now. Why would anyone want to actually work for an answer anymore, when they can get on ask.com (or any question/answer site) and ask other users for answers to their questions? And things like this are allowed.
Have you seen the movie "Idiocracy"? That's what I see our world being like in a few generations.

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Absolutely agree with you Cj, and the worst of it is; that even with Computers and countless search/answers available.. They still do not make that effort.. Sad..
And frustrating..
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because they have "SWAG"

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word xD
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see i'd love to answer this question but i feel like this is directed at me hence people like me ask the most stupid questions cuz i dunno we wanna know what other people would say i guess xD

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Too much technology and things that ruin people thinking habits, and they will pay more attention to what they are doing on their devices, instead of thinking about real world things and how the world can be scuessful.. Lol at least that's how teenagers are.

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too many students are dropping out or having babies

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Thank you MTV... #teenmom
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u can learn everything on the internet now. so people don't bother really learning it, they just google it if they don't know

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Many of them can't even be bothered or know how(?) to do even that!:-(
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I think its because the minority of people are doing drugs. I agree to one who's answers to this question also. saying lack of people being just down lazy. another factor for lack of knowledge comes from the parents not contributing the necessary needs to do as a parent. like not paying attention,not working with them on school subjects and not enforcing propper rules. which blows my mind to see this. that's why when I do see this? I start myself taking time to ask those children about their day in school,what their grades are and if they need any help on any subjects.

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I think it may be due to technology....In the position in which people should use their brains are using technology for a simple things ...Using brain may further leads to improvement of brain and thus leads to gain of knowledge

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I don't think the lack of knowledge is greater today than in previous generations. It only seems so because of the easy availability of mass communication media. Ignorant people have a greater voice today than ever before, because of the internet; formerly, only educated people had access to written information. The percentage of truly well-informed, educated people is probably just about the same as it's always been, 20-25% of the population.

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Thought provoking answer....
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Thought-provoking question!
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I firmly believe our education system teaches most people that they are bad at learning, so they stop trying.

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