29 January, 2014

2-2-16 working with yourself: Confirmation bias

One of the best ways to figure out whether or not you are right is to actively look for info about why you ARE wrong
-          We hate to be wrong
-          We tend to enforce and overvalue our beliefs all the time
-          We look all the time for things that make us comfortable, things we like. We always look for things to improve and empower our situation. And in the meantime, ignore and mock other opinions that may shake out ideas, beliefs
-          That's why people stay ignorant and adopted wrong beliefs all the previous time
By doing this, we will never know that we are wrong and we will just keep going in the wrong way

-          To be successful, we need to get out of the comfort zone, actively look for evidence that empower the opposite of what we think
-          And by time, we get desensitized about the opposing opinions, we tend even to look for them all the time, they will not harm us if they aren't useful
But the other empowering opinions will make no use if they don't harm us and mislead us

So, adopt always the other opinion and ask yourself if you are all wrong. Always test your beliefs against the most discomforting point of views ever: if they can stand and take the hits, you make sure that you are in the right way, and if it shows that you were wrong about it, then you knew and have the time to fix the situation before it gets worse

It will just take time to learn how to suspend disbelief, take the opposing points of view seriously, study and test them, be more objective and not a part of this debate thing, take a step back and see the bigger picture and you will see how enlightened you will be and how fast you get to really tell the right from the wrong