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Important stuff school does not teach you.
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RE: Important stuff school does not teach you.

I feel like having books like these in a library paid for by taxes would be just fine enough. Forcing people is dumb, having it available is better, presenting it as an option is best.

Purity is to Believe only that which deserves it.
Wisdom is to follow only the Opinion which makes the best use of evidence.
Excellence is to be mindful of all these things in Living.
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RE: Important stuff school does not teach you. - the Analogist - 01-30-2017 01:06 PM

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