It is clear from watching people driving down the road as I am riding my bicycle – people are into their own little world. (And my peddling presence is of little consequence!) And I think their knowledge tends to be auto-centric too. People get their facts and viewpoints from interaction with the outside world – never complete and very skewed. It’s not very scientific but it’s often the way to live life.
And that’s just it – you’re depending on this information to live a successful, enriching life.
Whoa to you if the information you have is all wrong!!!!
I suppose that it must have struck a convert who joined a particular church for the purpose of getting social interaction and to base their life’s values; only to find themselves in a long line in Guyana receiving arsenic-laced cool-aid. I can just see them saying to themselves, “Maybe I should have checked what this group is about and what they believe in.”
Well, when it comes to historic preservation – you can strip away the politics and the misinformation – check out the incredibly thorough Newburyport Preservation Trust website. Now this 200-member plus group doesn’t have all the resources.
BUT THEY HAVE THE LINKS.
Hundreds on the Internet – entire books, lectures, videos – multitudinous organizations to check too from government to non-government. The facts on how to research your historic house, restoration techniques, local Newburyport history, etc.
There is absolutely no excuse for people to puppet misinformation or politically-motivated pabulum when a vast resource of data lies before them.
Check out the website and I think you will be shocked and surprised at how readily available all this information is!