And it’s the same reason faith healers don’t get hired by hospitals.
The same reason the FDA has never approved snake oil as a legitimate treatment for anything.
But just as the colorful claims of psychics, faith healers and traveling salesmen are nonsense, so are many of the less flamboyant–but far more insidious–things we tell ourselves.
That we aren’t good enough.
That we can’t possibly make a difference.
That there is a monster out there.
That we are alone.
For most of us, it is so very easy to ignore or dismiss the claims of the charlatan, the hack, the obvious con man.
Yet the lies we tell ourselves often go unchallenged.
How sad is that?