Stanley Milgram Tried to Warn Us

Do you ever feel like you’re the only sentient being in a sea of robots?

Whether it’s the latest headline, a new social movement, or a government directive, there’s a disturbing trend of people just accepting information at face value and then feverishly repeating and defending it. 

I’m pretty confident there’s a connection between this blind obedience to perceived authority, and the way children are educated.

Studies have shown that a significant percentage of people tend to conform to authority—even when it conflicts with their own knowledge, beliefs, or morals. 

It doesn’t seem like things have improved much since Stanley Milgram’s famous 1963 study found that 65% of participants were willing to administer what they believed were painful electric shocks to another person simply because they were told to do so by an authority figure .

This phenomenon isn’t just limited to extreme situations; it pervades everyday life, and it starts young.

By design.

In schools, children are taught to memorize and regurgitate information rather than to study, question, and understand it.

Recent surveys have shown a whopping 80% of teachers said that they spend too much time preparing students for standardized tests, which emphasize rote memorization over critical thinking.

This kind of education encourages children to accept information without questioning its validity. Obviously this carries over into adulthood; just look around. 

But what if we could change this pattern?

What if we could teach the rising generation to think critically and independently from a young age?

That’s exactly what we set out to do when we created the Tuttle Twins.

Our books are designed to help kids learn to think for themselves, question what they’re told, and understand essential principles like freedom, responsibility, and entrepreneurship.

For example, The Tuttle Twins and the Creature from Jekyll Island, teaches kids about the Federal Reserve and monetary policy. Rather than just repeating the mainstream narrative, it encourages kids to explore the origins of money and the impact of centralized banking on their lives.

Or The Tuttle Twins and the Education Vacation, which challenges the compulsory schooling system and shows kids alternative ways to learn about and engage with the world around them.

By providing these kinds of stories and lessons, we equip kids with the tools they need to navigate a world full of conflicting information pushed by authoritative voices.

We’re not telling them what to think; we’re teaching them how to think!

As part of our mission to spread these important values, we’re aiming to get the Tuttle Twins into 100,000 new homes this year.

We need your help to achieve this goal!

Please share this link with your friends and on social media! It offers them a free magazine that explains more about our award-winning books and how they can help parents educate their children about principles and values that schools no longer teach.

We can break the cycle of blind obedience and empower the next generation to think independently and critically.

We are out to make a significant impact on the future we’re all going to inherit.

Thanks for helping us!

— Connor

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The Tuttle Twins children’s book series is read by hundreds of thousands of families across the country, and nearly a million books (in a dozen languages!) are teaching children like yours about the ideas of a free society.

Textbooks don’t teach this; schools don’t mention it.

It’s up to you—and our books can help. Check out the Tuttle Twins books to see if they’re a fit for your family!