There are a lot of things in life we don’t question because we make assumptions and trust the source. We don’t question the gasoline that is put in our car, the dyes used to color our hair, the restaurants we dine at, the chemicals on our lawn, or the safety of the cars we drive. However, there are still times when we do question things in life, too, but perhaps not truly understanding why. Take, for example, the distrust of a field of medicine that is not considered “mainstream,” such as chiropractic care. Why do we trust the food we eat, the gasoline we purchase, the chemicals we put on our lawn and hair, yet question the integrity of a medical profession that is committed to genuine health and wellness for over 100 years?
Education is the only way to change this perception of chiropractic care. Unfortunately, society has been conditioned to believe what they see and hear. Print and television ads become the truth. But just because it is advertised does that really mean we take that information at face value? What is typically best for us cannot always be advertised.
So, how can the public be educated? Ownership falls on each of us. It is our duty to advocate for ourselves. Taking the time to research from reputable sources versus relying on what might be skewed information from a paid ad. Another consideration is our own willingness to actually put in the work for our well-being. In a society of instant gratification, obtaining a life of health and wellness means we are not a bystander. We are an active participant that is fully invested in the outcome. There are no quick solutions, but there are long-term rewards.
Change your perspective through education. Learn as much as you can about how you can truly work towards living your best life now without taking any shortcuts.