A 22-year-old Instagram influencer has left everyone baffled after explaining that learning about Word War II could affect a kids’ mental health.
In school, learning about history was probably one of the most bittersweet things we learned. Though the topic was a bit interesting, it portrayed just how disgusting and brutal humans can be.
Now, one reality TV star, Freddie Bentley, has come forward, claiming that learning about history, particularly the horrors of the Second World War, is detrimental to Millennial’s mental health.
This claim might sound like those lists of phrases designed to wind up folks, but there’s a genuine reason.
World War II was the worst war the world has ever seen
The WWII conflict lasted from 1939-1945, and for less than six years, the war claimed over 50 million lives. Innocent men and women lost their lives, primarily without a choice, defending their respective countries.
That’s why all of us should honor them and remind ourselves, “how far we’ve come.” They gave up their lives to secure our freedom.
Some people are disrespectful
In an interview on Good Morning Britain, the 22-year-old Influencer decided to vouch for the teaching of the Second World War to students, as it could lead to a negative effect on their mental health.
Defending his argument, Freddie said:
“It was a hard situation, World War Two, I don’t want anyone to think I’m being disrespectful. I remember learning it as a child thinking, ‘Oh my God, it’s so intense.’”
“I don’t think encouraging death or telling people how many people died in the world war is going to make it better.”
“There are so many problems going on in the world, like Brexit, that’s not taught in schools. When I left school it hit me like a ton of bricks – I didn’t know anything that had to do with life.”
This guy is all like: “let’s wipe out history”
Not teaching these kinds of history in schools makes our children grow up thinking in a more narrow-minded perspective while encouraging nonchalant attitudes towards essential things in history.
Just because you didn’t like it, don’t mean it didn’t happen.
Bad things always happen in life. You can’t just sugar-coat wars and expect others to forget what really happened.
Many people are slamming his attitude and level of thinking
One person commented:
“Who is this idiot on Good Morning Britain saying that the deaths during WWII can cause mental health in people now?! Those soldiers gave their lives for yours today…”
While another said:
“This fella on Good Morning Britain needs a good old slap, of course, you need to learn about World War 2, you turnip.”
Hmm, they could have put it a bit nicer than that, but you’ve got to admit, the commenters’ reactions are on point.