When In Doubt, Don’t Google It, Ask a Professional #AskTheSource

I met with a pulmonologist this week for my CPAP machine, which I might add helped at first. But lo and behold, it’s not working so we need to change a few things such as a mask. Rats!

She also told me a few things about my pulmonary embolism in March that I was not aware of. Naturally, I went home to Google what it meant. Big mistake.

So, what am I going to do about it?

I am going to type of a list of questions and take the list to their office on Monday. I am going to ask the source instead of assuming the worst. I refuse to become a hypochondriac.

Which brings me to the title of today’s blog. Why do we insist on getting information from the internet instead of asking a professional, a qualified source for our questions? Yes, the internet holds a vast amount of information. But if you trust your source, ask that person first. Ask your physician, your diagnosis is unique. Ask your lawyer, they know the law. Ask your financial advisor, they know the market. Ask your banker, they know what is current on a daily basis.

In real estate, people want to look and look and look online. Then when we meet, that information turns out to be wrong because it is just not accurate or current. Please ask me or your Realtor before you assume that home or that property or that lot is available.

We tend to look and read online, but unless it is a trusted news source, it may not be current.

Now, you are going to say, there are all sorts of internet sites people trust that exaggerate the news or situations of the day. Let’s face it, some of us are drawn to what we tend to believe.

But, is it the truth?

I kid you not, I overheard a woman recently say that the news is propaganda. I almost came unglued, but instead I let it go. I wanted to ask her if she had ever heard of award winning journalism. I wanted to ask her if America has become a third world country because how on earth could she use the word propaganda?

We are living in a day and age that mistrust comes first. And, it is because that mistrust is being spewed by America’s highest leader. Time to turn that off and ask the source.

#BeTheChange #AskFirst #DoNotAssume #NewsSources

For advice on dissecting deception: https://makeitultrapsychology.wordpress.com/2017/09/17/how-to-spot-deception/

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