The advancement of science and technologies somehow debunked some of the myths people have believed for centuries such as the belief that the earth is flat. But, we cannot deny that people living in the modern era are still frequently guilty of some chronological snobbery. Some still cling to myths such as these four myths.
- Kubler-Ross 5 Stages of Grief
According to Kubler Ross, grieving follows this pattern or stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. But, certain studies have already debunked this myth. If you already experienced losing someone you love, you’ll likely agree that grief is more like an all-over-the-map, messy contradicting emotions. Grief is a natural and normal emotional response of a human to loss. Considering the differences between individuals, there are no bullet point guidelines in dealing with grief that will fit two different people. So, you can grief your own way genuinely.
- The Mozart Effect
This term was coined by an internationally known inventor and otolaryngologist Alfred Tomatis. He attempted to cure numerous different disorders by using Mozart classical music. The belief was popularized in 1993. There was an experiment conducted suggesting that listening to such music has temporarily boosted the intelligence quotient of students by eight points. The hype reached the point that in 1998, Zell Miller, Georgia Governor, issued a related bill making certain that mothers of newborns would be given a classical music in a CD. However, this belief is actually not backed up with scientific evidence.
- Sugar causes hyperactivity to children
This belief started in 1970 when the so-called diet developed by Dr. Benjamin Feingold became popular. The diet did not mention sugar. However, parents started lumping such in the group of additives such as artificial flavors and food dyes that the diet has claimed can make children more hyperactive. Therefore, parents then deprived kids of sweets. We know that too much sugar can cause illnesses, so limiting the intake of children is not bad at all. But, sugar has nothing to do with hyperactivity.
- Don’t go swimming right after eating
No incident of drowning because of swimming on a full stomach has been reported or documented. Swimming after eating may cause mild cramps but isn’t enough reason for acquiring injuries. Meaning to say, there is no need to wait 30 minutes before jumping into the pool after eating.
Knowledge is power. But, make certain you filter the pieces of information you acquire.