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  1. Faulty conclusions from the anecdotes
  2. Stereotypical representations from the illustrations
  3. An incomplete explanation for the causation of environmental isolation

The environment shapes humanity, yet humanity tries to shape the environment. This habit of manipulation has been passed on from generations to generations. According to "Hidden Lessons" by David Suzuki, parental involvement has led to the ignorance toward the environment. However, ignorance is from the lack of knowledge.

[...] According to ?Hidden Lessons? by David Suzuki, parental involvement has led to the ignorance toward the environment. However, ignorance is from the lack of knowledge. If parental involvement is reduced, there is only more ignorance. In addition to the flaws in his arguments, the methods of development do not assist in proving his thesis. Despite the importance of environmental protection, Suzuki undermines the essay due to the faulty conclusions from the anecdotes; the stereotypical representations from the illustrations; and the incomplete explanation for the causation of environmental isolation. [...]


[...] As children develop, they will form their own attitudes toward nature. Nevertheless, the care for the environment does not translate to actions. Until people realize the significance of their actions, they will not dedicate themselves toward the cause. Once thought becomes actions, the influence of the ?hidden lessons? can be suppressed (129). Although Suzuki reminds society to place emphasis on the environment, his illustrations diminishes his arguments by omitting the fact that environmentalists can unconsciously violate their own values. Moreover, Suzuki criticizes the errors of parental involvement without providing any guidance for parents nor children. [...]

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