Sources of Inaccurate Knowledge: Conclusion
It's not always the teachers that are the source of inaccurate knowledge either; Sometimes it is the students. Teachers may communicate correct information, but their students (the people who are absorbing cultural lessons) may misunderstand what is said and form wrong impressions.
However you might arrive at having mistaken or wrong understandings about how things work (including how your problems work) isn't so important. What is important is that you understand that any mistaken understandings you have are likely to result in you drawing wrong conclusions about how to best fix your problems. If this happens, your self-help efforts are likely to be ineffective, or possibly even harmful. It is a good idea, therefore, that you take some time to examine your cultural understandings (your beliefs, attitudes, and understandings) early on in your self-help process so as to make sure that they will be useful to you.