Who do you listen to?

Do you listen to fashion magazines and makeup manufacturers and surgical clinics whose very livelihood would disappear if you valued yourself for who you are instead of what you look like–or to the people who love you?

To Nestle and Gerber and the retailers who make money when babies are fed artificially–or to the moms next to you who breastfeed because it’s normal and healthy and actually quite convenient?

To pharmaceutical companies and medical lobbies whose livelihood is based on suspension of illness, not actual health–or to someone who teaches you how to support your body’s innate ability to heal and function normally?

To financial gurus whose main source of income is selling financial advice–or to someone who actually lives off their own investments?

Who do you listen to? The people who want you to internalize their messages unconsciously, or the people who want you to think for yourself?