CONFORMING TO THE NORM

We long to be friendly with the people we find ourselves surrounded by, even when they’re short with us at times. We mimic other’s tendencies and opinions which are usually backwards. We see black for white, and white as black. We mistake honesty for bigotry, and chivalry as misanthropy. We see misogyny as terrorism but misandry as humanistic. And amid human cisgender garbage; we think that if enough people believe something, well… then it must be true. We go along with these preconceived notions of the world as a collective basis for our epistemological existence, but we’re biased as fπ∑k We do as we’re taught. W E  C O N F O R M  T O  T H E  N O R M   It’s easy to fit in when you’re like everyone else, which is exactly the point. In the long run my…

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Cognitive Confusion & Brain Biases

We are all guilty of being biased at times; we believe what we want to believe.  We accept evidence that goes along with our worldview, and outright ignore evidence that contradicts it.  Some call this cognitive dissonance, but why do we reject information that counters our ideology? It’s because, basically, our brains are biased.  Coincidingly, cognitive confusion can be catastrophic when attempting to separate fact from fiction, frankly. Alliteration aside, let’s dig in.. Share27PinTweetShare27 SharesSubscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 702 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe

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