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People Share The Popular Misconceptions People Have About Their Home Country
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Every country is unique in their traditions, their customs, and the way people live their lives. It makes traveling so desired by so many people.

However, with the spread of misinformation and the consumption of media that decides to simplify whole cultures, people think wrong things about an entire culture worth of people.

They might think a country acts a certain way, or sounds a certain way, or likes to look for elves in the mountains.

Wait, what?

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Workers Share The Common Misconceptions People Have About Their Jobs
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Misconceptions can happen anytime. We're prone to them if our experiences, media and representation are limited.

The way in which we see the world can cause us to have "naïve theories," or ideas about the world that our brains took short cuts to get to. So, you may think you know all about how to be a good lawyer because you watched 10 seasons of Law and Order, but really your scope is limited to an exaggerated fictional world.

Thankfully, we have the internet with the ability to share what it's really like to be lawyers, teachers, mathematicians, computer scientist, and so much more.

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Women Dispel The Biggest Myths That People Still Commonly Believe About Women
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Yeah, the fact that the phrase "the fairer sex" even exists is evidence enough that we need to have a little sit-down. So look, I'm not sure who started this lie - but women are VERY capable of some grossness.

Very. You don't even want to know. Honestly, we can be horrific.

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People Dispel Common Misconceptions That Far Too Many People Believe To Be True

Don't be gullible. Everything you hear is NOT true... no matter how old the saying is or whatever family lore can accompany it. Do research before you believe anything. Google is a wealth of knowledge. Just try... think of the craziest and simplest things you've been told and look them up.

Redditor u/Dememria wanted to know what beliefs we've all been bamboozled by, by asking.... What stupid myth do too many people believe?

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People Who Live In Vacation Destinations Dispel Common Misconceptions About Their Town
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Haven't you ever gone on vacation just to say "I wish I could live here?"

Well, we've got news for you: someone does. And just like wherever you live, where they live has Its own issues and problems.

And those people are willing to share what their lives are like with us, so that we can stop wondering.

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