William Falk of The Week writes in a January 18th editorial: "The last time I saw my doctor for a physical, I asked him what he thought of the latest study on diets. 'I don't pay much attention to studies,' he said gruffly, 'until at least five years pass.'"
His point is that thousands of studies come out every year. Every researcher is trying to be ground-breaking. Something new. Something fresh. Some provocative discovery. But what they told us was "good for us" last year is now toxic, and what was declared unhealthy is now beneficial.
Beyond the medical field, I believe we've lost the art of waiting. Give something time to prove itself. Allow time for reflection and processing. We have a penchant for fads and trends. But what will outlast the trends? We are capable of having things and having things now. Credit cards and mobile technology allow us to consume quickly and immediately. But are you sure you want to consume everything?
"I will wait for your name, for it is good." Psalm 52:9