So the document states without hesitation that one of the greatest forms of oppression is that a person desiring the truth should not know from where to seek it. Self knowledge is denied by the many negative forces at work in society. Recognizing those negative forces is only one part of this search for truth. We also must recognize the places in which we should seek this knowledge. We looked at two examples of scientific research that is formed from different understandings of the inherent nature of individuals, one that places importance on physical distinctions and the other that does not. We also looked at how even in seeking to move past physical distinctions and work for equality, our limited understanding of true human nature impedes our ability to achieve self knowledge.

From where can people seek knowledge about the true nature and potential of the human being?

The next part of the document continues these points and focuses on the media and the impact it has on self-knowledge.

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