Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The So Called "Experts"

"Many people welcome authority because they have little confidence in themselves or are intellectually lazy: to accept the word of someone else is to take the easy way of gaining comfort and assurance. [...] Such conformist tendencies modern high-pressure advertising and propaganda." - From “Living Issues in Philosophy – Sixth Edition” book by Harold Titus / Marilyn Smith

We don’t need to be an expert at something to share an opinion on it. If it is said with enough confidence, it can be perceived as truth from the uneducated ear. It frustrates me that there are so many so called “experts” who purposely misinform listeners to benefit their own agenda.

“You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.” - Abraham Lincoln

There can be no long term viability for business that initially used deceit in order to make a sale. Once the deceit is found, the business can no longer prosper and it can also lead to legal trouble.

If you are the author of such deceit, I would encourage you to reconsider your business plan. I would also encourage the consumer to not make an emotional purchase and to do their research before making any kind of purchase.

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