However, I think that it is vital for a people to be willing and motivated to learn and understand as much about the world and decisions around them in order to understand what’s happening around them. Being led and told what to think by others that you trust to have your best interest in mind is little more than comfortable slavery in my reckoning. If you blindly follow what "experts" tell you without being willing to do some basic reading and understanding then you can be too easily deceived. To think that there aren’t biases in all directions is naive. Understanding those biases to make an informed decision or to have an informed opinion is vital.
I am concerned as I hear more people talk with absolute certainty about topics they obviously haven’t researched on their own to any extent. I believe it’s what causes the endless back and forth of mindless arguing you hear so frequently on "hot topics". When the people talking don’t have anything but summary tid-bits to base their discussions on it would end too quickly without resolution and be less entertaining.
It doesn’t bode well for future generations who are being raised on spoon-fed, simplified summaries to get their support on topics that can cause them to lose their rights and freedoms.