Current flow direction indication in circuit diagrams

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Hi all,
I'm having a small question about current flow direction indication in circuit diagrams.
Its shown as current flow from +ve pole to -ve pole, but -ve pole has higher electron concentration (potential) & electrons flow from -ve to +ve.
Whats the logic of showing the direction of current flowing in opposite way.
Hope I have made myself clear.
Waiting for reply.
Thanks.
 

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Simon Bridge
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It is a historical accident and now we're stuck with it.
Back when the rules for electricity flow were worked out, they didn't know about the electrons. Doesn't everyone get told about this?
 

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