In school, learning about history was probably one of the most bittersweet things. Though the subject was very interesting, it really did put into perspective just how vile and disgusting humans can be. And even though people tried to promote it as a way to prove “just how far we’d come”, judging by the current state of the world, it is clear to see we’ve not really made as much progress as we had hoped.
Now, an Intsgrammer named Freddie Bentley has come forward claiming that teaching history, particularly about WWII is detrimental for Millenials’ mental health. Just when you think things can’t get any worse, I have to bring you this kind of news.
Keep reading for all the details around the issue.
An Instagram influencer claimed that it is “bad” for millennials to learn about WWII.
Reality TV star Freddie Bentley decided to announce this during a segment of Good Morning Britain, leaving the entire country speechless.
We all know WWII was the worst war that the world has ever seen.
The conflict lasted from 1939-1945, and over the six years, saw the death of up to fifty million people, making it the bloodiest war. On one side, we had the Axis powers – Germany, Italy, and Japan – and the other, the Allies – France, Great Britain, the United States, the Soviet Union, and, to a lesser extent, China.
While it seemed global power was in the hands of western Europe, this war shifted power toward the United States and the Soviet Union.
Innocent men and women lost their lives out on the front line defending their respective countries, primarily without a choice. This is why we work hard to honor them for their service.
In a very controversial interview on Good Morning Britain, a twenty-two-year-old Instagrammer decided to vouch to scrap the teaching of the Second World War to students, as it could prove to have a negative effect on their mental health.
The reality star defended his statement by saying this:
“It was a hard situation, World War Two, I don’t want anyone to think I’m being disrespectful,” he said, “I remember learning it as a child thinking ‘Oh my God it’s so intense’.”
Oh boo hoo, Freddie, at least you didn’t have to live through it.
He believes it will worsen mental health in youngsters.
“I don’t think encouraging death or telling people how many people died in the world war is going to make it better.”
Freddie is the classic example of “let’s wipe out history.”
Not teaching these kinds of subjects in schools makes children grow up thinking in a more narrow-minded way, while also encouraging nonchalant attitudes towards important chunks of history.
In simple words: Just because you don’t like it, didn’t mean it didn’t happen.
I think not.
We are not out here to clean the slate and pretend it didn’t happen. Bad things always happen. We can’t sugar-coat wars and expect people to forget what really happened, can we?
Instead, Freddie wanted to replace learning about WWII by learning how to understand mortgages instead.
We can learn about mortgages and learn about the history that has defined us all and the countries we live in.
People quickly moved to social media to share their opinions.
And let me tell you, hardly anyone, besides a few entitled youngsters, agreed with him.
People had other theories about what worsens mental health in Millenials.
This is so true.
Freddie starred in a British TV show named
I mean, are we really listening to these kinds of people? No thank you.
“Wrap him in cotton wool…”
It seems as if that’s what he wants! Not everything can be ignored, especially not a war that killed millions of people!
This conversation was sparked after candidates on the British version of The Apprentice did not know the dates of the war.
Fans of the show were left shocked and angry at the candidates’ response to the war. One of the teams was left debating the dates after the task involved them having to find a pre-war copy of a book.
This led to a whole heap of criticism directed towards the British education system.
A war that defined modern Britain and businessmen and women don’t know when it occurred? It’s quite pathetic really. It wasn’t even long ago!
People were also claiming that forgetting about such impactful horrors means it’s easier for history to repeat itself, and with the current political and economic climate of the world, we seem to be drifting closer towards another one.
Are people just choosing to be ignorant or do we have a serious flaw in education?
One person tweeted how the whole team should have been fired for their appalling behavior.
Freddie’s comment just added to the anger of the public.
He also stated this: “There are so many problems going on in the world, like Brexit, that’s not taught in schools. When I left school it hit me like a ton of bricks – I didn’t know anything to do with life.”
First, second and third of all, Brexit is a very recent occurrence that only happened due to the instability of the country.
And now Britain is paying the price for it.
Standing by Freddie’s comments only prove one thing: Some Millenials care about nothing but themselves. And that’s just the sad reality of the situation.
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