By nature, all human beings want the best for their life. You ask, hope or pray to be relieved of pain, but you never pray to be relieved of your happiness. You’re biased for joy. A preference for ‘better’ and best is built into you by life. It is the innermost striving of every living human being, according to Alfred Adler, one of the pioneers in the field of psychology. All of us want that. However, our complex and confusing world is filled with many conflicting ideas, and it’s not always easy to know what is best.
What Is Best?
How do you find out? For one thing, information has become so detailed, the bodies of knowledge so vast, and truth so down to molecular levels that it is tough to keep up. We can’t all be specialists in everything. We’ve become less and less educated about more and more, or more and more knowledgeable about less and less. As the number of topics increases, our knowledge of each individual topic becomes shallower and less comprehensive.
For another thing, there is no guarantee that what people tell you is true. You don’t know the agenda of the person doing the telling. People sometimes genuinely believe that what they tell you is true, even when they’re mistaken. Sometimes, people lie to you because of an agenda that gives them an advantage at your expense. If these people had ‘Liar!!’ stamped on their forehead, it would be easy for you. But they don’t. WE don’t.
How can you avoid overload and overwhelm? If you know the most basic truths in each area of expertise that is important to the quality of your life, you can figure out a lot of the details from there. You’re smarter than you give yourself credit for.
You, the people, are more intelligent than those who mislead you in order to profit at your expense. Acknowledge, at least to yourself that you’re more capable than they think. You’re more capable and smarter than you think, too. You just need a solid foundation. In the arena of health, that’s what I want to help you get.