Lies My Mother Told Me
This looks like I’m going for the humour of the situation, but, instead, I’m trying to demonstrate how simple it was for you to buy into a long tradition of your ‘mother’s wise words’.
Take health issues, for example: your mother would have warned you that going outside without a coat meant that you would catch a cold…
I guess this line of thinking has been prompted by Phineas Quimby‘s thinking in the mid-19th century.
Why we accept this programming is that it’s coming to us from a trusted source, mother. But we, as children, didn’t have the critical faculties to reason whether what she said was true or not. And by the time we’d become adults, and/or had children of our own, we perpetuated the myths without thinking about what we were doing. And so it has been, since time immemorial.
By the time we die, these lies are exposed as just what they truly are: humbugs.