“How to See Past Your Own Perspective and Find Truth”

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TED Talk by Michael Patrick Lynch

"Everything from the ads we read to the news that comes down my Facebook feed is tailored to our preferences. So while we get more information, a lot of that information ends up reflecting more of ourselves as much as it does reality. It ends up inflating our bubbles rather than bursting them. Skepticism about truth can be tempting because it allows us to rationalize away our own biases...Being right all the time feels good. So often it's easier for us to wrap ourselves in our cozy information bubbles...and take those bubbles as the measure of reality...'Bubble knowing' means always being right. But daring to know, daring to understand means risking the possibility that you could be wrong."



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