How much is too much?
We have information at our fingertips, all day long. TV, print, Internet, social media, everywhere we look there is information. But, how much is too much? I catch grief about this, but, I rarely watch the news. I don’t believe we need to know all the details of a mass murder and innocent lives being destroyed every day. And, it’s not just the news. You can go on a number of medical websites and diagnose yourself with all sorts of horrible illnesses and be convinced you have meer weeks to live.
I know that is taking it to an extreme, but we are armed with the information but not necessarily how to use it. When I go to a doctor, for example, I go either with symptoms I need resolved or an objective I would like met. Then, I leave it to the professional to assess my situation and give me the best possible solution, based on their knowledge and experience. Now, it is perfectly except a bowl to ask questions about something I have read, however a lot of public information is in accurate or does not fit my particular issue.
How many times were you going to be given millions of dollars from Facebook or free airline tickets from simply typing a post on social media? It is a world of information overload and it is not necessarily making us better. I have found it can be detrimental into Waze. We can either read so much information that we feel we are an expert though we have never had a single day of formal training in a particular field, so we try to do it ourselves. Or, the opposite can be true, we read all the information and are so confused that it paralyzes us, and we do nothing.
Read. Educate yourself. But then leave it to the professionals to do their thing. In the end, you’ll save yourself a lot of headache and, possibly, liability.
About Michelle Froedge
Michelle Froedge is a residential Realtor and Principal Broker in the Greater Nashville and Williamson County areas of Tennessee. “Mom” to four-legged fur babies, Tyler and Livvie, Auntie to Zelamie, she is a vegetarian and sings in her spare time. Michelle has lived in Nashville and Franklin since 1997 and has been selling homes since 2004.
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