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What I Have Learned Today
Today, I have learned that we humans fall prey to ‘directionally motivated reasoning’. It is the fact that humans take information presented to them and fit it to the narrative that they believe in. They abandoned information that contradict it start to seek for more information that supports the belief people have.
This behavior is often addressed with confirmation bias, rationalization and so on.