Most people would believe that growing up would mean many things. For example, increasing awareness, common sense, and learning to be independent. However, according to Camila Domonoske’s article, “Students Have ‘Dismaying’ Inability To Tell Fake News From Real, Study Finds“, it expresses vividly that “Most Stanford students couldn’t identify the difference between a mainstream and fringe source.” Stanford is not only one of the most prestigious schools known to man, but also consists of many intelligent students and professors. The fact that this was its outcome is surprising because students with IQ’s over an average scale of 90 to 109 still struggle with society as it continues to grow with technology.
This tells me that the generation now and the future’s generation has a lot to work on. There will always be liars and people who wish to start wars in the world, but we have to bypass that in order to live in a connected community. If all of us could have the mindset that makes us think twice before generalizing, then I believe that we would be okay. There will be opinions forever, and that is perfectly fine. America should have more than one standard of thoughts; that is how we create and invent great additions to our economy and life in general.
Hopefully, there will be a time in the future where our children and grandchildren could tell the difference between real and fake. By not receiving false information, we are able to fill our minds with more credible knowledge.