‘Self-Education… Through Entertainment’ (2015)

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Working on his master’s degree…

If you’ve been reading this blog for any amount of time, you know that this is one of the major points I make: that we “educate” ourselves through entertainment. We do it passively, without knowing that we’re doing it. That’s what makes it so effective.

https://leeduigon.com/2015/08/22/self-education-through-entertainment/

I didn’t have this insight until 2015. I credit the writings of R.J. Rushdoony for it.

The thing that makes it so effective is that our defenses are totally down. It’s only a movie. Only a TV show. But that “only” is a killer.

We can consume this stuff with our defenses up, and learn from it. But just make sure you get rid of the “only” first.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

3 responses to “‘Self-Education… Through Entertainment’ (2015)

  • unknowable2

    One thing that’s always a amazed me is the uniformity of viewing. People come into the workplace and have all watched the latest zombie show, or Game of Thrones, or whatever is the hip show du jour. When I taught music students, kids would come in parroting Saturday Night Live skits with amazing uniformity. It’s a very effective form of mass indoctrination.

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