Something tightens inside me when people are discussing issues and pull out the phrase, “I was taught that…”
When you say that, you are admitting to being either a robot, a tape recorder, or a zombie. Claiming that something is right because someone else told you it was right is the way Stalin and Hitler and Pol Pot bred their nations of destruction.
Please think about saying this instead: “After reading and researching, I’ve decided that…”
Too much work? Okay, my bad. You just keep on believing what someone told you to believe.