What if saying something was evidence based was the same thing as saying it was honest????

What if saying something was evidence based was the same thing as honest….

What if evidence based meant you actually helped people to build a better life?

What if evidence based meant you tried to give people expectations of what you did that were realistic and not based on making you look good??

What if the value of being evidence based was not that it rewarded you but was a measure of your service to the people you work with??

What if being evidence based meant that you thought people could make a  good decision about whether or not you could help and acted like you meant it?

What if being evidence based meant you would be okay if something better took your place?

What if being evidence based meant you were not afraid to tell people what you didn’t know?

What if being evidence based meant that you told people they mattered and acted like it??

What if being evidence based meant that you thought the credit was due to the people you work with and not yourself?

What if being evidence based meant that you thought the human rights of the people you work with did not get in the way or inconvenience what you were trying to do?

What if being evidence based meant that you believed the people you worked with could live a meaningful and purposeful life?  

What if being evidence based meant that you thought everyone was more than what was hard in life for them.

What if being evidence based meant you thought addressing the injustice and injury someone lives with was vitally important?

What if evidence based meant that you thought what mattered to the people you worked with mattered?

What if evidence based meant that you knew that being a good person with the people you work was important as anything else you did?

And finally what if evidence based was more a measure of how much you actually mattered to the people you work with and not a measure of how important you want other people to believe you are?

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One thought on “What if saying something was evidence based was the same thing as saying it was honest????”

  1. Yet another articulate and thought-provoking article by you, Larry Drain!

    What if, INDEED!

    The mental health “system” might just help (people to help themselves) far more people than it harms – if only your “what-if’s” were SOP: Standard. Operating. Procedure!

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