Experts or Bores Stating the Obvious?

I am feeling really angry about well paid experts telling us what we already know.

An article in Time ( suggested that the part of the brain that handled emotions fired less for people who are less likely to get depression. Or the common sense way of saying this which I could have told them for free:

Sensitive people are more likely to get depressed than people who are thick-skinned!

Something else that angered me was a so called expert (Liggy Webb) talking about emotional resilience. The book called Resilience is awful:


Her advice is like a 6 foot 4 person telling a 5 foot 2 person how to be tall. The tall person delusionally thinks that they have ‘done something’ or developed a certain strategy to be tall. The ignorance of the tall person in this example is awful. The shorter person feels awful thinking that their height is their fault. They should just snap out of it or develop a better strategy.

I am seething with the ignorance.

Copyright MEN HEAL 2014

3 thoughts on “Experts or Bores Stating the Obvious?

  • October 20, 2014 at 6:06 am

    I got a nice email from the author of the book Resilience which was nice, however my opinions on the book have not changed.

  • October 20, 2014 at 6:52 am

    i am 6’4″ – I have no advice for those who are 5’2″, except . . . it is irrelevant. we are equal, and must live. Peace . . .


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