You won't learn this stuff in school or on TV. In fact, television teaches you to think and behave exactly how those who control mass media want you to.
Every second of exposure influences your perception of reality. Don't believe me? Well, don't take my word for it.
You can either question what is going on, open your mind, and learn, or get back to your idiot box and let it think for you.
If you don't take control of what goes into your mind somebody else will.
Ignorance may be bliss but remember this; it is not called television programming merely by coincidence.