I find it interesting that we hear about so many things that are bad for us, and yet we don’t know for sure if what we hear is true or not. Some people say water is good for us, while others say it’s bad. This and that, it’s all both good and bad. So how do we really know? I mean, browsing and researching the Internet could make you go mad. The opinions are as many as there are websites, and as soon as you think you have found a good source, it is shot down by some heavy name-dropping and what that particular person has to say about it. It seems common myths are not just a remnants from the past, and they are made up each and every day. It’s happening even faster now that the Internet can spawn a viral article in about as long as it takes to drink that glass of water in the first place.
For example, how many times have you heard that it’s bad for you to sit in the dark when doing something like reading? Or that men are constantly thinking about sex (pfft!)? I mean, there are more myths out there than anyone would care to admit or count for that matter. But are they true?
Well, according to a fresh infographic by OnlinePHD.org, it seems there are quite a few that are just nonsense. Through documented findings, this infographic called The Other Myth Busters goes through some of the most common myths that are going around in our society. It shoots them down one by one and reveals the source for why each myth is not to be trusted.
The question is, are we able to let go of these myths or are we going to pass them down to our children as well just because some of them were told to us at some point in our lives by our parents? There is a great chance that that is how it will all go down. But if you are looking to break the cycle, this infographic is a great way to base your arguments for just why these common myths are not true at all.
Myths are usually just a story told over and over again. Unfortunately, people like to salt and pepper their stories when they tell someone about something that they have heard, thus making the story more and more unbelievable and untrue. Common myths are no exception. They are quite the contrary really. It’s easy to simulate how these common myths come to life by taking about 10-20 people, putting them in a circle, and asking one of them to whisper something into the ear of the person to the left of him or her and let that person whisper it to the next. The person whispered to cannot ask to have it whispered again if he or she didn’t hear it the first time. By the time it reaches the end of the circle (or where the sentence was initially whispered), you can be 100% sure that it’s not what it originally was.
So before you start believing everything you are told or that you read (hrrrm…) make sure you take it in while knowing it’s probably not true. Common myths will never stop circulating, but we can all learn not to be so gullible and believe them. That is if it is false that is…
OnlinePHD’s Common Myths That Are Not True
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