A life of delusion
Negativity bias is the tendency to reject the unknown. this was helpful eons ago when we were hunting on the savannahs of Africa but now not nearly as much. In ancient times it was safer to reject than accept, it was a percentages game. with civilization, science and a better developed prefrontal cortex we are more capable of making decisions based on facts not bias.
Confirmation Bias is the tendency to more often accept the answer that agrees with our current position rather than an unbiased examination of the facts.
Cognitive Dissonance is that mental reaction to receiving information that may be contrary to our current understanding and beliefs. we react in one of three ways. 1. we take the new information and accept it as truth. 2. we synthesize current and new information and modify our beliefs. 3. We reject the new information true or not and continue believing as we do.
we need to step beyond these biases and intertwined emotions to clearly see things and not rely on past patterns and events to develop the ability to respond and not just react. the brain is a master at filling in the unknown with little information, important on the savannah but much less in modern times. To do this we need to learn to see ting as they are, develop the ability to focus past what our is filling in and concentrate on what our brain is really experiencing. We need to develop the calm needed to wade through false mind objects and develop more precise awareness. Mindfulness Meditation can help one develop this ability. Only by seeing clearly can we process the information and respond correctly.
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