The "information age" has made a steady decline so far that it deserves a reclassification. The "Espionage age" is now a much better fit. In the espionage age, appeals to irrationality and emotion are disguised as appeals to sensibility, the "educated" are naught, and dismissal derived from logical fallacy is often confused with "healthy skepticism." To navigate this sea of confusion it is imperative that you have the capacity to recognize and differentiate between the real world and the conceptual world. It sounds easy, but you will see just how difficult it actually is, only when you acquire the awareness that you have an entire lifetime of bad mental habits that have blurred this line in your perception, to undo. Get to work!