With the cool air outside and kids fast asleep snug in their beds, I watched a little bit of TV last week. I watched part of the chaos that happened in the Republican Presidential Debate on CNN.
I also watched something a little more fun – the World Series.
What I found remarkable and interesting is the number of experts surrounding both events.
One expert says this. Another one says that. One newspaper reports it this way. Another reports it that way. Even the commercials during these two events had ‘expert’ opinions. One TV commercial for this product had an ‘expert’ say one thing, while a competing product’s ‘expert’ said something else.
It feels like there are more people on TV these days who posses a great deal of confidence in how tomorrow will play out. “Moving forward, I think we’ll be seeing a lot of ups and downs because we don’t have certainty from Washington”, said one financial expert referring to the US economy. “Really? That’s all you can come up with?”, I asked out loud expecting him to respond from the TV. From lots of numbers such as 99%, 53%, 1%, 9% and of course the 9-9-9 to the predictions about the economy, I’m starting to feel overwhelmed.
Who do you believe? Who’s really right? Can I believe anything anymore? Is there anything solid I can count on?