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.