Educational content should first of all be based on the realities of life or on what is real. The contemporary society has so glorified fantasy and synthetic things that they have become more attractive than reality. Programs such as Sesame Street exploit fantasy as a means of developing reading and counting skills. The assumption is that reality is not sufficient. Despite the superficial attractiveness of such methods, it places learning in an unreal context which though enjoyable, is deceptive. The present society's educational and social system has a tendency of indiscriminately combining fact and fiction. Such a combination has utility when fantasy is at least a symbolic representation of fact, but more often than not, the fiction takes our attention away from the fact and/or confuses the two. The unaware child becomes contemptuous of the real because it does not have the predictable smoothness of the false form. The child dislikes the real duck because it fails to talk like Donald Duck; it prefers the synthetic orange drink to the real orange juice because of its association with the fantasy world. Unfortunately, the involvement of the young mind with fiction rather than fact is ultimately for the purpose of exploiting them as consumers of things and ideas, rather than as producers of both.