When we were kids, the adults around us often told us things they implied were both true and very, very important. Sometimes those adults were right.
Other times, we eventually learned that certain “truths” were neither true nor important. In retrospect we realized somebody was telling us those things solely to compel obedience (“This will go on your Permanent Record!”) or mold us to social norms (“You have to go along to get along.”)
Question of the day: What are some of the “truths” from you childhood that turned out either not to be true or not to be important in your life?