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  1. One of the difficulties is just the background of stories and information that you don’t have. For example the “Greek Myths”.
    I remember being in a High School English class in which we were reading “Greek Myths”. I couldn’t make heads or tails over these stories that had “gods” coming down into human life, reeking havoc with the humanity. What was that about? How could you remember such an inconceivable story?

    I was a good student. My parents were of Italian and Polish ethnicity. My life experience had always been practical and rational, not completely imaginative.

    I made sure my own children learned about the Greek Myths. The greek myths come up over and over in literature and culture. It’s one of those “studies” that we don’t think about introducing to first generation kids.

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