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Fables should be taught as fables, myths as myths, and miracles as poetic fantasies. To teach superstitions as truths is
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"Fables should be taught as fables, myths as myths, and miracles as poetic fantasies. To teach superstitions as truths is a most terrible thing. The child mind accepts and believes them, and only through great pain and perhaps tragedy can he be in after years relieved of them"

- Hypatia

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This quote by Hypatia talks to the importance of teaching children the fact. She thinks that fables, myths, and miracles ought to be taught as what they are, not as truths. She warns that mentor superstitious notions as realities is a terrible thing, as children will accept and believe them without concern. Hypatia thinks that it can take terrific discomfort and tragedy for a child to be eased of these superstitious notions later in life. This quote highlights the significance of mentor children the truth, as it can have an enduring influence on their lives. It is essential to be truthful with kids and to teach them the truths, instead of allowing them to think in superstitions. Hypatia's words are a tip of the power of fact and the importance of teaching it to kids.

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