You may have heard me say this before: nothing in life will serve you better than trusting your own judgement. You can't really trust any of the "experts" out there: doctors, car mechanics, politicians, analysts and consultants, whoever. Few really have the expertise anymore; they make mistakes, need your money, have their own agenda. Yes, there are still good people out there but is a good idea to have them earn your trust over time.
If something doesn't sound right it probably isn't. In whose best interest is a statement you receive? "$4 gas is gone for good!"; "This house is a bargain. After the election prices will go up." "We must print all 10 fingers of yours and get an iris scan to keep this country safe. Security comes before liberty." Oh really?
The downside is this: you can't really be an expert at everything. Amazingly, this doesn't matter much if you are conscious about yourself and your environment, and if you stay informed. I may not know exactly what is wrong with my car's engine but I can hear or feel that something is off. I can stay informed (hard enough when "experts" supply the news but doable) and compare what is said with what I have learned about the world. I can obtain multiple opinions or discuss issues with my tribe before making complex decisions.
Almost all issues we find ourselves confronted with are of a "cause and effect" nature, 1 + 1. And if the result of the 1 + 1 equation is not 2 then there is no expert on the planet to convince me otherwise. No matter how famous or influential. There is no substitute for taking responsibility of our own choices.
Thanks for your time,