If you’ve seen a recent uptick in the use of these words, you are not alone.
I recently saw a video where a dentist stated, with conviction, “Numerous evidence-based studies show that Fluoridated water is safe.” Words like these are also being used all over the internet... in FB/IG posts and stories, in news outlets, and in countless videos.
These “smart” words are constantly being used to either prove a point, to defend an argument, or to simply convince someone of one’s views.
But the truth of the matter is, many of these words are VERY RELATIVE in nature. Like— How safe is safe? Is necessary for you necessary for me? How do you define successful?
Since this is really all about semantics, let us DIVE DEEPER into the why these words are becoming more popular.
Is it because you sound smarter when using them? 🧐
Just because you use these words doesn’t mean your argument or point is MORE true, does it?
Is it because you are lazy?
When someone cites a “study, report, sources, or evidence-based research,” wouldn’t it be easier to just accept what they said is fact, rather than actually check those studies, reports, or research? It would be too tedious, time-consuming, and downright boring, right?
Here is my suggestion to you... Try not to be lazy and take someone’s word for it...challenge their statement. Ask to see those studies, reports, sources and research. Read them. Do your due diligence. See for yourself if what you read validates their original point. Sometimes you’d be surprised that the complete opposite is true. Silly as that sounds, this happens a lot.
It takes only one word (like the word “not”), or one bias (like who made money from the study) to completely nullify their original argument, diminishing their whole message, article, video or even business.
Let us all Look for the Facts and the Flaws. Then decide for yourself if indeed their point or argument is worth believing.
PS. One final note to all those who like to spew out words like these or who like to use creativity and emphasis (aka Shouting 😊), it does not mean your words are more factual. It just makes you look funny.
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