I thought of starting a post about: Parents who Teach Bunk to their Young Children. But maybe it belongs here (?) ....aka generationally passed bunk...or the PC label....."unique ideas". We've all seen it....in our own family circles, in personal conversation, even at demonstration rallies, and on youtube, etc....kids speaking and parroting their parents' awkward ideas. But I guess rather than judge, let's call them "unique ideas" of the world. I want to be gentle about this subject, because criticizing how a parent raises a child is a very touchy subject. But in one way or another, it may have happened to many of us. When I was a child, my mother told me that on hot California days, the ice would leak out of our juice glasses, and form water stains on the furniture. Later I learned what condensation was. I knew she was wrong, but I still loved my mother, regardless. The most common are religious beliefs, which can be strong influences on children.....possibly lasting a lifetime especially if the overall cultural surroundings support the ongoing belief(s). I'm trying not to make this into a sophomoric college essay, so, I'll cut to my abrupt adult opinion.... When bizarre unrealistic ideas are embraced by the parent, and then expected to become part of a child's lexicon and understanding....I get perplexed, and frankly... upset. We are at the time, where mothers and fathers are old enough to be in the "youtube generation"....and their children even more entrenched into on-line ideas. I'm sure some people here will say, "the kids have more sense of what's real or fake on the internet, than their parents ever will". I hope that's the case....although, the family bond and ideals may remain strong, especially among the younger, pre-internet-user children. Before they get internet freedom, it's their parents that shape their beliefs. (this goes on and on, but wait until you hear her daughter speak the first time @ 03:00 minutes.) Nitpicking about a tiny idea...., The Mayans were a 3000 years-long civilization, so......there's some years missing.