If you drink the Kool-Aid, know the ingredients

I like to think that I am pretty good at doing a bit of background checking before I commit to most things (except shoes, if they look good, I’ll just buy them!).  So, when I recently found out that something I had accepted as being OK, is actually not OK, I realiised I had drunk the Kool Aid without knowing the ingredients.
If something is presented to you in a dynamic, inspirational way and is not backed up with any information about where it came from or what research has been undertaken to prove that it works, trust me, you need to find out for yourself.  There is no excuse for being ill informed anymore and you don’t need to accept things just because everyone else does.

I drank the Kool-Aid because everyone around me was, I got caught up in the moment and my rational thought ceased to exist – I won’t ever do it again!  Ever.