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Solutions...with Courtney Anderson! (SwCA)
Episode 228 -
Originally aired 12/04/2014 9:00 AM -
MYTH WARRIORS! series -
“If It Seems Too Good To Be True, It Probably Is.”
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TALK SHOW EPISODE NOTES
In the MYTH WARRIORS™ series we are targeting ideas to begin to assess whether they are credible or not. We are warriors fighting to establish clarity between what is accurate and what is simply a myth (or falsehood) in life. We are deploying our highest level critical thinking skills in this series to fight to ensure that we are not taken advantage of or exploited by information disparities. We don both defensive protective gear and offensive weaponry. On offense we thrust forward, probing, testing and examining content to discern if it should be defeated and discarded (as a lie) or retained and utilized in our lives in our mission to surpass our goals.
This is not a series for the weak minded or fearful as we will leave no stone unturned in our quest to ensure that we are not exploited, not ignored and not used as pawns by powerful people. Our education (formal and informal) is our most powerful weapon to equalize our opportunities for success (on our own terms).
Definition of myth: "a widely held but false belief or idea."
This episode is, “If It Seems Too Good To Be True, It Probably Is."
In this show we discuss A Stone* of Solutions™ including:
1. Not always.
2. This topic is tougher than you may think.
3. We don’t know what we don’t know.
4. We may think that something is “too good” to be believable…
5. but it is true and simply beyond our sphere of knowledge.
6. We may do great harm to ourselves and others dependent on us for guidance if we adhere to this myth.
7. When we encounter something that we do not have any knowledge about, we...
8. first tell ourselves and others, “I Don’t Know.”
9. Revisit our show: “Why The Smartest Thing You Can Say Is, 'I Don't Know.’” RADIO SHOW/AUDIO PODCAST Solutions...with Courtney Anderson! (SwCA) Episode 154 - Originally aired 7/25/2014 9:00 AM - MYTH WARRIORS series
10. Secondly, we go to credible sources for information (primary source, impartial source, expert, etc.).
11. If we still do not have enough information to determine if it is “too good” or not ("too unknown to us"), repeat the first step and second step again.
12. We take as much time as needed to determine if there is credible information previously unknown to us that this is truthful good opportunity that we should pursue or not.
13. Con artists and other unethical people will be delayed or even denied having us as a victim while we take the time to repeat, “I Don’t Know” and seek out additional credible sources for guidance. People who are lying to us will often use the imaginary issue of time pressure to push us into poor choices. That is why we plan ahead and start on our path of asking questions as early as possible.
14. For example, just because someone mentions a new medical treatment for a loved one and we have never heard of it does not automatically mean it is a lie (too good to be true). It may be a truthful medical trial that may save the life of someone we care about (but it is too unknown to us). Just because we don’t know enough about the medical treatment does not mean that we dismiss the information.
We state, “I don’t know.” Then, we seek out multiple credible sources (medical licensed professionals, medical government agencies, peer reviewed data, etc.). We do not use sources that have inaccurate information (gossip, rumor, speculation, etc.). Primary sources are preferred (meaning we read the source ourselves instead of relying on what someone else tells us that it supposedly says).
If we have planned ahead and are proactive we are asking and researching as soon as we learn about the medical issue. We do not wait until we are out of all other options and running out of time. We are always using our framework of stating our intelligence (by saying "I don't know") and then moving to our credible source based research. This is what scientists, scholars, theologians and all other elite experts do. This is what we will do to ensure the best possible opportunities for ourselves and those who depend on our guidance.
I hope that you take part in this emotional show where we explain why this topic is a myth.
*A stone is unit of measure equaling 14 pounds (so we have 14 elements in our one stone of solutions!).
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