Matt Nelder

Biochemistry Student,

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Can you recall a time when you were given bad advice or unknowingly followed bad advice? What happened? How did you learn from this?

Far too often companies and individuals try to profit off the ignorance of others or simply try to deceive them. It may not always be an outright lie but sometimes they choose to share favorable info while hiding the rest. This is especially common in the dietetics/nutrition field and it had lead to some people making ill informed decisions so I`d like to know, can you think of a time when you were misled or took bad advice.

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    Feb 26 2013: The culture someone is raised in exerts a lot of pressure, pressure that can come from a large number of people. Good to hear you found your own path!
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    Gail .

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    Feb 26 2013: One of the hardest lessons I had to learn in this life is what it means to think for myself and accept total responsibility for my decisions. The rewards of learning this were profoundly rewarding, but it was a hard lesson to learn because it is so antithetical to the culture in which I live.

    Meaning that I have often followed bad advice, but if I do now, it's rare by comparison. Listening to the advice of others is often (and perhaps usually) bad advice.
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    Feb 26 2013: Good things rarely follow "hold my beer and watch this", hilarious things nonetheless
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    Feb 25 2013: Matt,

    As a freshman in college on a road trip my frat bro said hold my beer and watch this ......

    Nuff said .... Bob.