None of us were taught everything we needed to know. We inherit not only the insights, but also the oversights of our earliest teachers.
Unless we wish to be confined to the limitations of our upbringing, some degree of self-socialization is necessary.
Literacy opens the way.
Through reading we acquire the power to raise our level of intelligence beyond the predetermined settings of what we were raised to think and believe.
We can’t pick our parents, but we can pick our books. And I believe this is enough. For when we study, we become the mothers of our own mind and the fathers of our own fate.