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What can you do about it? | Wisdom Letter #128 | Confirmation Bias
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“When the Facts Change, I Change My Mind.”
Scientists and economists can take pride in changing their opinion as the facts change. But for us ordinary folks, it takes conscious effort to change our minds with facts.
The reason we find it difficult to change our opinions is because of Confirmation bias.
Today we learn all about it in less than 3 minutes
Confirmation Bias is our tendency to interpret new evidence as a confirmation of our existing beliefs.
When presented with new information, we tend to filter out anything that does not resonate with our existing worldview.
Confirmation bias is the reason we feel at ease when our opinion is reinforced and agitated when it is opposed.
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