The Internet is equal parts informative and idiotic. You can learn new things from looking it up on the Internet, and other times, you just make yourself a little more stupid. Not going to lie; I’ve looked up something on the Internet, made a statement about it, and was made a fool of when I was corrected. I have since learned to be more discerning and find out from multiple sources whether it is the truth or a misconception.
Now, what I find particularly hilarious, is when patients walk into an office, and say they have this certain ailment. The assistant or the doctor asks them why they think they have that. “Oh, I looked it up on Google.” … crickets …
Do you have any idea how stupid you look to the doctor when you say that? Incredibly, powerfully, monumentally, and insanely a few plums short of a pie. That kind of stupid. Google is a wonderful place. But may I also remind you that it was the building block for Tinder, Tumblr, and a whole slew of other sites most people would like to forget they were ever a part of. So… the next time you are feeling ill, and want a ‘first opinion’, don’t go to Google. Unlike your doctor, Google doesn’t have a Ph.D. Okay, maybe it does. But it actually stands for ‘Published Health Distortion.’
And on that note, it’s been real!