IF I CAN, YOU CAN, TOO!
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So, lately I have heard the same thing over and over while reading up on blogging and health – yeah, my two “obsessions” at the moment! Lol!
If I Can, You Can, Too!
And I keep hearing this: If I can do it, you can too!
I know the person means to be inspiring and encouraging. But really, just because something worked for you does not mean it will pan out the same for someone else. And then when that something tried does not work, it will always be because the person did not do x, y, z “enough” – whatever enough means. Usually though it means not buying and using enough of THAT product or solution.
So, for example: I took this supplement and it healed my child of her eczema woes. Therefore, you should also give it to your child.
Or, I homeschooled my child and he is now a President’s Scholar. Therefore, you should homeschool your child if you want him to be a President’s Scholar.
Or, in the blogging world, I used this method to grow my reach and earn thousands, therefore, you will increase your reach by 1000 times if you use this method too!
NO. Just NO.
Yes, please do share your take on how something worked for you, but please do not think it is THE solution for the whole world.
This is a dangerous path to tread.
As I had recently shared in a facebook group I am in about alternative health options,
“NOTHING, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING works for EVERYONE. We all need to go by trial and error and those who swear that their product WILL surely work? AVOID them like the plague! They are only interested in selling, not helping.
I have done lots and lots of reading and research and even experimentation and even in our own “small” family, the same “cure” does not work across the board.
So, let each one think through and do what is appropriate for one’s family. And if you are confused, let us not forget to ask our Heavenly Father. As James 1:5 reminds us,
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. (NKJV)