For years i’ve already realized that following most mainstream advice and wisdom is a waste of time. It’s becoming even more obvious around health recently, with the corona stuff and all the lies we’ve been told.
I’m seriously at a point that if I see an article by a mainstream news site that says “An expert says that (insert treatment here) is bad, dangerous and will instantly kill you by just thinking about it” that I automatically want to know more about it, because it’s very likely that it’s going to be something that is beneficial!
This also extends to most people giving advice.
Recently i’ve been on question and answer sites to answer questions about Health and Healing and I constantly come across the same crap that makes me shake my head.
There’s an overwhelming amount of answers from clueless people who obviously have absolutely no experience with the things they are advising past “I’ve watched several news reports and seen one or two articles on this and (insert stupidity here).”
Things such as..
“Colloidal Silver will turn you blue.” When ONE PERSON EVER TURNED BLUE!
“Detoxing doesn’t exist, it’s a scam. Just drink some water and your body will do it naturally.”
“To lose weight all you need to do is have some of these shakes.”
“All you have to do to lose weight is change your eating and exercise.” (While ignoring there is much deeper issues that usually need to be dealt with before someone can even take those right actions consistently.)
I get sick of seeing it, I get sick of people being given stupid advice by others who are clueless, have no experience with the subject and who haven’t dealt with something similar.
I’m not saying that to help people heal that you have to have had every single health condition in the world, but if you’ve dealt with a chronic health condition and come out the other side healthier then it’s going to be much easier to help others who are dealing with similar things, and to understand where they are coming from.
So what makes a person an ‘expert’ that these articles are referring to?
Obviously someone who is well studied is good, and you want them to have knowledge.. but sadly i’ve noticed that the most important thing someone needs to have to be an expert doesn’t seem to be included in this.
And that’s actual experience dealing with something similar.
Imagine if you were going to a class where somebody was promising you how to become really good in bed and please a woman sexually.
Imagine you got to this class and this huge nerd come out and he said “Ok guys, i’ve never had sex before, i’ve actually never seen a vagina in real life, but i’ve read quite a few articles on sex and I also watch pornhub everyday, so i’m quite the expert.
Here, there’s even an article referring to me “Expert says that kissing is yucky.”
“I mean I haven’t actually kissed anyone, I just seen a few people kiss and it looks yucky. Guys, guys where are you going? I’m an expert!”.
Yep.. i’d leave the class too!
Sadly that seems to be most people on the internet giving ‘advice’.
So the question is.. what’s more real to you? Somebody who has read some ‘articles’ or studied a subject but has no real experience of it?
Or somebody who has dealt with a similar situation and atleast partly healed from it who understands what you’re experiencing and where you’re coming from?