Topic #111: Write about something you used to believe, but don’t anymore.
Bonus: What changed? If you had to pick one of your beliefs right now that is most likely to change in the future, what would it be?
This seems rather familiar topic, not sure if we’ve had a similar one before. Something I used to believe; but don’t anymore is that just because someone is a “trained professional”, doesn’t mean that they know everything, even when they are convinced they are right, they may not be. I used to believe this until my ME got really bad and suddenly the “advice” we were getting didn’t tie in with any of the research we’d done. That these professionals, in particular medics didn’t know a thing about ME and that I knew more about the condition.
I’d been brought up to respect doctors, to do everything I was told by them; but suddenly their advice nt only contradicted what others were saying; but was making me worse. They often act like gods, as if they are always right and that you are just a mere mortal,s o don’t question them – EVER! If you don’t agree with them, then you’re in the wrong. The thing they don’t seem to get is that they’re human too and they have their own faults and prejudices.
The turning point came for me when I was in hospital, they were desperately trying to diagnose me with anything other than ME – the favourite being some form of tropical illness from a necklace I was wearing (bought in the UK). It was laughable and it was as if the rose tinted spectacles were lifted from my eyes. It’s made me sceptical about pretty much everything, I don’t belive things, just because people tell me and take everything with a pinch of salt, a dose of common sense and then do my own research. In a way it’s a scary revelation; but one that has made me more self-reliant.