Originally posted by mblahnikluver
I am so sick and tired of this. I am over it!
I do a lot of personal research and reading on various topics. I get nothing but mocked by people esp my family on my views. I am the one doing the
researching not them! They just believe what they are told and do nothing to look into things for themselves.
I am the crazy one because I believe things like aspartame are bad and that I don't want to eat foods with HFCS or anything of the like. I also get
crap because I said I don't want an epidural. I have been doing some reading and I don't like what I have read about side effects from them so I don't
want one. It's MY choice! I have always had a low tolerance for medication and I don't like what I've read about them. Women have been having babies
for centuries without a friggin epidural!
I get told "you believe anything you read on the internet" which is not even remotely true. Nobody in my family does research like I do on topics,
nobody. It's all I do! I don't have cable I have the internet which to me is like a vast library of information. I lived at the library as a kid. I
loved reading on new topics. I know how to navigate and research thru the BS and check sources yet I"M looked at as the nutty one, all the while they
are the ones watching Fox friggin news and MSM.
They seem to think that if it was bad it wouldn't be on the market, oh how wrong they are! If I don't like something esp when it comes to medicine I
will not take it esp when it's not needed and a selective option. I have a low tolerance for medication and I really don't need side effects, which
almost always happens to me.
Anyone else get this or is it just me?
I am just really frustrated because it is like my beliefs are crazy and they are completely normal. My sister the other day tried to tell me to
educate myself on aspartame and then sent me to THEIR website for "facts" as she called them. I replied back with my own FACTS on how it's bad and
then she attacks me calling me crazy and that my friends are crazy for believing everything is bad and if it was bad it wouldnt' be on the market. Um
how wrong she is!
Ugh I want to scream.
when you ask these people where they get their information, how they know what they
know, the answer is usually from a quick soundbite from the television. this, for them,
trumps independant research and study every time on any topic.
when you take the time to explain that the internet is like a library and that just
like a library, you will get good and not so good information and it is up to the
individual to use their own discernment to judge which is which, you get met with
a certain dumbness and an always immovable resolve.
birds of a feather should flock together. let these people go, i say.
(easier said than done, i know.)
eta: you can only imagine the reaction i get when i insist on the likes of
9/11, 7/7, jfk assassination, oslo and utoya, tucson, aurora and sandy
hook shootings etc. all being faked/staged/hoaxed events. i can even imagine
the reaction of most here, but it doesn't make it less true. i can always supply
appropriate links which prove these contentions.
edit on 7-4-2013 by OutonaLimb because: (no reason given)