When I finished the applications, I visited Facebook and LinkedIn to look for something to write about. Among all the drama, cat videos, and questionable diet advice, I found a quote I liked:
"Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.” by George Bernard Shaw. I thought of all the false information our clients encountered that we tried to counter. Beliefs like:
- I can't be alcoholic because I go to work and I never drink alone.
- I can't be addicted because I took them just the way they were prescribed.
- I don't need help because I never used a needle.
All these mistaken beliefs were more dangerous than no knowledge whatsoever about alcohol and other drugs. I decided I needed to look at some of my beliefs, to see if any misinformation was guiding my actions.
Today I will explore my beliefs.