you know what they say. . .
you’ll catch a cold if
you’ll go blind
breakfast is the most important meal
not to wear white before memorial day
it’s hard to find a job these days
it will rain tomorrow
and even more importantly. . . ‘they say you should’. . .
you should only wash your hair every other day
you should brush your teeth after every meal
you should eat a low fat diet
you should get a physical every year
you should always wear sunscreen
who exactly are ‘they?’
people are always telling me what they say! are they the ultimate authority? if so, why don’t we simply name the authoirty? are they the judge & jury? are they scientists? doctors? experts? if so, which ones are they?
why don’t we just preface our ideas with something like “i think . . .’ , “you may want to try . . .” , “in my experience . . .” “i read an article by . . . which said,” or “my mother told me . . . ”
do we blindly accept that they are right?
“Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?”
~Winnie the Pooh