What’s the Truth?

What’s the Truth?

That is the question we have to ask ourselves today with any piece of information or advice we get.

Whether the information or advice comes from a known source such as a family or friend, or from the mainstream media, the internet, or even our own physician whom we have so come to trust, we have to question is that information really true.

This short TED Talks video of Sharyl Attkisson, formerly an investigative correspondent in the Washington bureau for CBS News might be an eye opener for many.

After watching this video it made me start to wonder “What’s the Truth?”

If our own doctor can be misinformed/educated, maybe we are being misinformed or improperly educated. If Wikipedia a trusted source for so many, contradicts Actual Peer Review Medical Research according to the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, or Philip Roth a noted author in a an Open Letter to Wikipedia posted in The New Yorker Magazine contested that according to Wikipedia, he was not a credible source on himself, you have to wonder how can we tell “What’s the Truth?”

Maybe one of the telltale signs as Ms. Attkisson suggests is when you hear someone attack an issue, and the people around that issue by saying, they are nutty, telling lies, saying it’s a myth or conspiracy, maybe you need to question those who are making the attacks. As she states “instead of questioning authority they question those who question authority”

I like the concept of going to the source. If you want to know something about someone meet the person and ask them yourself. See the behavior of those closest to them, their children, friends and associates. People tend to associate with people like themselves.

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2 thoughts on “What’s the Truth?

  1. Very insightful Greg. I have been on the side of questioning some standard accepted knowledge and it’s a very tricky endeavor. Egos, self-deception, and sometimes income all hinder the open mindedness of people. Leading people to good information is sometimes the best you can do until the shell gets cracked a little to allow more to come in. I know I’ve been guilty of this but as I learn more I feel more open to new information. I think the medical industry is extremely slow to adapt to nutritional influence in disease and prevention. Follow the money!

    • Elaine,

      You bring up a great point; “Follow the money”
      It is interesting on so many fronts. Now with this Presidential race we are readily seeing the impact of money via the media, corporations, unions, and the RNC & DNC versus the interests of “we the people”

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