The other day, my friend offered me a bowl of her Kashi cereal. I’d seen it in the supermarket but never actually tried it. And since my friend couldn’t believe I had lived a Kashi-less existence up this point, she insisted I try a bowl.
Sensing my hesitation, she assured me it was just like granola. She knows I love granola. So by the transitive property of cereals, I assumed I’d love Kashi too. Except it was not like granola. Not at all. With the exception of serving it in a bowl with milk, Kashi had as much in common with granola as hamster-scented sawdust.
False equivalencies, like my friend’s treasonous granola lie, can create a lot of confusion. Direct primary care suffers from a similar false equivalency, albeit in the reverse, when it comes to concierge medicine. Patients (and even providers) often confuse the two, much to the detriment of direct primary care.
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