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April 22, 2021
Motivated Reasoning

The things we want to do.

The things we don’t want to do.

We look for reasons to line up with our desires.

It’s motivated reasoning.

 

Two people can look at the same piece of information and interpret it differently.

Based on the people they spend time with. The location they were born. The values they were taught.

We might benefit from something being true.

So we’ll choose to pay attention to the information that supports it.

Our lives may be harder from something being true.

So we’re more likely to ignore evidence to the contrary.

And sometimes it isn’t intentional.

 

EVALUATE EVIDENCE – AND PAY ATTENTION TO HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT IT.