- 4 years ago
- Wedding: June 2015
All right. This is a fun one.
*Note: I’m not going to endorse this one way or another. I feel VERY strongly that people need to educate themselves on the topic and choose for themselves.**
*Note 2: this is obviously a controversial topic so let’s try to keep it nice! lets try to have an open mind?*
All right, with all that out of the way, here’s what’s happening. I’m doing a 20 minute presentation with a partner on the pros and cons of the flu shot.
Haha, fun right? What a great topic to get..
Anyways. I absolutely refuse to blindly follow orders. I am just that kind of person. If everyone tells me to do something I automatically refute haha. There’s something about a gang of people bearing down on me trying to cause me to do something that makes my alarm bells go off. I only gather the forces when I have something to gain and nothing to back it up. You don’t need backup unless you have nothing to stand on to begin with.
So I’m not going to do the typical here’s your short cons, here’s your long pros, go and get a flu shot speech. I’m sure my health care teacher who is also a nurse will be not that impressed but whatever, it going to be honest.
I want to lay it all on the line. I’m going to start with what the flu is, then a little history. Hen we’re going to talk about propaganda and what that is and then look at some advertising regarding the flu shot and evaluate how it is basically all Propaganda.
Then we’re going to talk about all the pros and all the cons, from all the angles and what have you. Then we’re gonna lay some stats out, talk about how all this information affects health care workers and close it up with that everyone should go home and decide on their own information, not ours.
I want to open up the doors of thought mostly. Inspire all these education and health students to think for themselves and no blindly obey because they are told. If you make an informed decision to get the flu shot, I say all the power to you! But I think that everyone getting a flu shot because the CDA or health authority tells you to should really consider at least knowing WHy you et your flu shot. So many people just jump on board with no knowledge and it’s a little bit frightening from my perspective. Just because an authority says something does not mean they are always right. We don’t evolve if we don’t at least question authority.
So this leads me to my questions. If you get the flu shot, is it because you made a choice to? Or because you we’re always told it was what you should do? Did you always get a flu shot as a child and keep doing it because that was normal? same questions apply if you don’t get the flu shot. Were you influenced (whether by advertising or circumstance or family) or did you make the choice based on something?
Im curious to see what the stories are on this one. No judgement here. If you get the flu shot because you always did, I dont want to come off like I think that’s bad. It’s just what you learned and what you know, and thats totally a product of your environment and not your fault by any means. Flu shots are pushed really hard and I don’t blame people for wanting to listen to the stuff they spew at us! I’m jut curious to see how much education there is on this and how much the campaigns and advertisements affect people in general.
Okay. Go! (Nicely!)