Confirmation bias – confirmed

Reading the Tribe of Mentors, I’ve often found my thinking taken in new directions and thereafter see the world a little differently.

Other times, I read something and feel it affirms my existing beliefs, so I’m quite pleased with myself. This in contrast to when I read the opposite of what I believe and feel that the contributor, despite their apparent success, must be misguided.

Part of the beauty of this book is that there are contradictory views in it, spread across 100 contributions from a variety of experts. Their different circumstances and experiences give rise to diverging opinions.

Recognising this, I work to put aside that warm glow of validation and think more critically about what I’ve just read. Confirmation bias is a slippery enemy, so when we’re most comfortable might be precisely the time to look again.

Kindly, keep questioning.

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