有很多文化的神话与一个人的成长有关，他们定义了这个人与另一个人的关系。 神话虽然不是真实的，但却是我们文化构成中非常重要的一部分。 它们提供了人们价值体系的模型和思维方式。 在这种情况下，学生有必要超越自己的文化体系去思考。 有些学生可能梦想在美国作为美国梦的一部分是正确的谎言，其他人可能更多地奖励个人的成就。 事实上，美国社会关注的是个人的成就，更重视这个方面。 一些更常见的相关的神话也是在性别，竞争活动和社会关系的背景下。 在批判性思维中，一个人随着时间的推移会理解文化神话会如何妨碍他们的思考，但首先他们必须克服文化神话可能对他们的思想施加的障碍，以达到这一点。
There are many cultural myths associated with the growth of a person and they define how the person connected with another. The myths although not true are a very strong part of our cultural make up. They provide the models of people’s value systems and their form of thinking as well. Now in this context, it is necessary for students to think beyond their cultural systems. Some students might dream about the right lie in the United States as part of the American dream and others might prize individual achievement more. The American society in fact is focused on individual achievement and gives more importance to this aspect. Some of the more commonly associated myths are also in the context of gender, competitive activity and social relationships. In critical thinking a person will over time understand how cultural myths will impede their thinking, but firstly they have to overcome the barriers that cultural myths might impose on their thinking to reach such a point.