There’s nothing good or bad but thinking makes it so.
I read Joe Kirby’s recent post on cognitive biaswith interest because I’ve been pursuing a very similar line of enquiry. What if we’re fooling ourselves?
The wonderfully entertaining You Are Not So Smart by David Mcraney deals with many different varieties of self-delusion and makes excellent reading. But even armed with all this information, self-delusion is very hard to spot. One thing that’s become clear to me is that I should be suspicious of my intuition.
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