People Don’t Like It When Facts Contradict Their Narrative

I just need to vent for a bit. Some people, no matter how many sources you give them, no matter how matter of fact and logical you are, simply will not accept any doubt.

I have a pretty thick skin. But it does call into question sometimes why I even bother trying to educate the willfully and proudly ignorant. I truly don’t understand. Maybe it’s because I’m a critical thinker and open to new information, but I’ve noticed a lot of adults who simply refuse to reconsider anything.

I wonder if it’s an intelligence issue or if it’s a stubbornness issue. I wonder if it’s some kind of psychological block. Regardless of the reason, it’s frustrating. And maybe that’s the intention. Annoying me into silence. These people don’t know me though. I am starting to separate the ones who are willing to discuss versus the ones who are wanting to bicker. I am also an eternal optimist. You kind of have to be in order to be trying to educate the masses

I just need a minute to say, “I have had YEARS of scholarly public health education and practice, I have a degree in science, I took masters epidemiology before the armchair critics ever heard of it. When someone says to me ‘you’re not following the science’- I wonder what in the hell they think science is?”

It’s really arrogant, rude and obnoxious. That’s all. I just had to complain for a minute.

Published by kristinatehrani

Born a first generation American, half Irish Catholic and half Persian Jew, I like to write about a childhood mired in the chaos of never knowing where I stood. The only constants in my life have been reading, writing and a passion for social justice. I am a nurse, a single mother, a domestic abuse survivor, radical feminist and outspoken advocate for logic, public health, gray areas, and purposeful dialogue. I know entirely too much about sociopaths, autism, and medieval British history. I write under a pen name to protect the privacy of my family.

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