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Confirmation Bias

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Healthy Mind
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Cass Carlopio
Sleep Expert, Psychologist & Meditation guide
We so often subconsciously look to confirm our beliefs about ourselves and the world, thereby strengthening beliefs that might be inhibiting us, and not seeing the world or others around us.
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Bias, especially confirmation bias keeps me locked into beliefs that are no longer true or useful. I cannot hear or ponder new ideas or consider social change when the blinders of my past thinking obscure any vision for a better present or future.
Learning to take compliments
I have always been unable to truly accept a compliment when it was given. I realized that it was bc I was lacking a really strong sense of self and positive attributes I have working for me. Now, I make myself smile and say thank you and then I make myself believe it. The world we live in today is not the friendliest, so if someone is giving you a compliment, believe them. You are a wondrous creation.
Confirmation bias
I enjoyed learning more about this. I think that I will be more aware of my own biases in regards to this and will try to use these biases in a constructive and mindful way.