Yes, this is an interesting topic. So far, it appears that
1. childhood fantasy life, encouraged by parents/teachers teaches children to later on discern bs from reality. On the other hand,
2. children that had their fantasy lives shattered/crushed, later on get into conspiracy theories. Do they tend towards cynicism as well? What kind of fantasy lives did adults have who blithely go along w whatever is the prevailing weather, socially speaking?
S the armchair philosopher
Ps, aren't all philosophers in armchairs?