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[Confirmation bias] We need a lot of mental energy to evaluate new things, cognitive shortcuts save us time and energy

[Confirmation bias] We need a lot of mental energy to evaluate new things, cognitive shortcuts save us time and energy [Confirmation bias] We need a lot of mental energy to evaluate new things, cognitive shortcuts save us time and energy
The Little Book of Stupidity
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The confirmation bias is so fundamental to your development and your reality that you might not even realize it is happening. We look for evidence that supports our beliefs and opinions about the world but excludes those that run contrary to our own… In an attempt to simplify the world and make it conform to our expectations, we have been blessed with the gift of cognitive biases.

Accepting information that confirms our beliefs is easy and requires little mental energy. Contradicting information causes us to shy away, grasping for a reason to discard it.

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