The Word ‘Official’ is not Synonymous with ‘Truth’
I really hope that—sooner than later—you’ll all start questioning what is deemed ‘official.’ Just because something says ‘Surgeon General’ or ‘Health Canada’ or ‘National Health’ or ‘FDA’ doesn’t mean that it isn’t ripe with inaccuracies. Just because something comes from an official source doesn’t mean that it is truthful or without bad intent. For the better of themselves, people really have to stop blindly trusting official sources.
It’s like the police. Police officers are just human beings. They are just as capable as being honest or deceitful as anyone else. They may have authority, but that doesn’t mean you should ever blindly obey them or trust them. Newspapers and Television News Broadcasts look and sound official, but that doesn’t mean they are telling the unbiased truth. It doesn’t mean they don’t leave issues out on purpose or use emotional manipulation to get your attention.
Just because a government organizes elections and tells you they practice democracy doesn’t make that true. And just because the history books say one thing about the past doesn’t mean it is accurate or unbiased either. Teachers and religious officials and politicians are human beings. Textbooks are written by human beings. Humans have the ability to lie, therefore, blind trust in any of them is truly quite ignorant and naive. (and in our society, deception runs rampant.)
I have high hopes that someday humanity will get a clue and stop deceiving one another, but until then, keep your bullshit detectors on! :)
“Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense” — Buddha