Garbage In, Garbage Out: How It Applies To Your Life

GIGO is an acronym from the early days of computer science. “Garbage in, garbage out” refers to the truism that the quality of what a computer program produces is dependent on the quality of the data you input.

Erroneous or incomplete information will result in incorrect calculations, unreliable simulations, inaccurate predictions and misleading conclusions.

The same principle applies to our lives.

CONSIDER YOUR THOUGHTS   On both a conscious and unconscious level, our thoughts influence our emotions and our behaviour. Our thinking shades our interpretation of reality – our circumstances, our sense of self and the behaviour of others.

Have you ever had a dark day when everything seemed to go wrong and you couldn’t see the bright side of your situation?

Most people bounce back when their circumstances improve. Some people continue a dark cycle where cynical and pessimistic thoughts narrow their perspective and feed anger, frustration, anxiety and depression. Those negative emotions in turn influence behaviour and relationships – usually with more negative results.

Some people are more proactive. In the face of a challenging situation, they recognize their own resources and where they can be applied to improve their situation.

Next: You are what you eat.


About Davidicus Wong

I am a family physician. I write a weekly newspaper column, Healthwise for the Vancouver Courier, Burnaby Now, Royal City Record and Richmond News.
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3 Responses to Garbage In, Garbage Out: How It Applies To Your Life

  1. MysteryCoach says:

    I had a dark day last week Dave 🙂 … and uh, I am quite proud to say I mirror the person who is proactive. After, of course, the nerves calm down and I’ve regained rational thinking 🙂

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