I heard yesterday Albert Einstein (brilliant as he was) may not have quite solved what is the accepted basis of physics - nothing travels faster than the speed of light yet at Cern sub particles are now found to do that (if the scientific community can replicate and agree). Science and discovery moves on like so much which is "passee" eg Freud and his mumbo jumbo.
Secondary schools do little to build self-esteem and much of how they function erodes it; they are there to foster compliance. What struck me when I became ill with ME and was so vulnerable was how much medicine did the same.
In common with most I was treated as a pariah, a time waster; disbelieved and abused. The emotional climate was designed to belittle and remove personal power and self esteem. All that I had achieved in my life was suddenly as nothing, I felt like a criminal, less than zero.
Much of my journey back to health has involved challenging this oppressive view. It's a battle for civil rights; and when have the powerful ever given their power away?