Wanting to Be Told What to Do

A lot of us just want to be told what to do.

What’s the best car to buy? What should I invest my money in? What should I eat or drink to lose weight?

One of the great things about the internet is that there is a lot of this kind of information out there. But the flip side is that there is often too much information to sift through and a lot of it can be biased by personal experience or opinion (this blog is no exception). Most people want a quick fix and doing the research properly is too hard for them. It’s easier to believe the next fad or salesperson with a new product. Follow the crowd – there’s safety in numbers, right?

Alternatively, most people want to be told what to do because they do not want to take on responsibility. They cannot face themselves, or others, if things were to not work out. So they seek the advice of experts and blame those experts when things go wrong. Lawsuits abound.

Well I hate to break it to you, but finding the right answers is generally not that easy. It takes discipline to do the work and courage to take the responsibility.

Or would you rather be told what to do your whole life?

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