Today I was the cause of censorship. And I have to admit, I’m not sure how to feel. I understand that it wasn’t my Facebook group and the owner of that group can allow/delete anything she wants. But on the other hand, I’m torn. If a civil discussion is deleted, just because the opinion expressed is different than your own, don’t we have enough of that now?
Here’s the gist…Many of you know I am an Independent Associate for TruVision Health. They have awesome products and while I haven’t promoted them a lot as a business, I still love them. Except for that new shake/energy drink they came out with. And that’s not their fault. It’s totally mine. I’m really, really, really, really, picky about such things. . That said, I really do love their main products, TruFix and TruWeight & Energy. And I plan to give the energy drink a try in pill form. Their Heart & Hydration is totally awesome!!! (I’m drinking one now.)
Apparently though, I stepped over the line when I suggested calling their pills a “miracle” wasn’t totally accurate. I mean, how many “miracle” pills or potions have you tried to lose weight or seen advertised?
If I claim all you must do to lose weight is take these two pills twice a day and nothing more, what is your thought? Great, another “miracle” pill. What a bunch of hooey! It makes you think of a scam. I mean, how many of those Dr. Oz ads have you seen saying the same thing? I’ve even tried some of them only to be disappointed. And that’s all I was really getting at in my post on the Facebook page.
If we claim a miracle but no miracle happens, as it won’t for some people, then we are in the wrong. Every “body” is an individual body that has different needs and issues. Would it not make more sense to let a customer know that sometimes it doesn’t happen right away. Sometimes it takes time. Sometimes you have to go the extra bit and change some things in your life for a product to have the wonderful results others are getting.
My post was deleted because…and I quote…”I don’t think it’s a good idea to post it in the group to discourage others from promoting the products”. My intention wasn’t to discourage others but suggest there was a different, maybe better way to promote the product.
Anyway…I’m not upset, just perplexed. For example, if we say all you have to do is take two of our pills twice a day and nothing else, no changes at all, why is practically the first question we ask a client who isn’t getting results if they are drinking enough water? I mean, if I wasn’t drinking that much water before, why should I have to up my water intake now?
So, that’s my rant. There isn’t much point to it but now I have it out of my system. And hey, it’s my blog! I can post what I want (basically) and no one will censor it.
Speaking of censoring…my daughter and I use the :-# when we are texting and censor ourselves. :-)