Monday, January 3, 2011

Someone said it…
……….Does that really make it so???

Two examples:

“The Alzheimer's Association expects 10 million Baby Boomers to develop the disease.”

“A report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta has revealed that one in three children born in the US in the year 2000 will go on to develop type II diabetes at some point in their lives. The author and his colleagues estimate that the number of US citizens with type II diabetes will exceed 28 million within the next 50 years.”

These statements are projections.
They are forecasts (fear-filled forecasts).
They are assumptions. They are ideas. Nothing more.

These are guesses. And, a guess is not fact.
A guess is nothing to have fearful thoughts about. A guess is nothing to be anxious or worry about, or to lose sleep over.

Most important: A guess is nothing to work yourself up about.
Yes, we do become suggestible to unsettling ideas when we read or hear them. That’s an average original response.

An excellent way to work it down and drop that first response is to filter the information coming to us with one simple question: Is it really true?

Another way to stay At Ease & In Control

Happy 2011.

© 2011 Rose VanSickle ~ All rights reserved