Confirmation Bias

″As this video demonstrates,  people used to think Geese grew from trees (seriously). Getting caught up in confirmation bias can only be thwarted by challenging our beliefs, something we all need to learn, especially during political upheaval like now.
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWSe2qezhm4]

Relevant Quote
“Whenever your opinions or beliefs are so intertwined with your self-image you couldn’t pull them away without damaging your core concepts of self, you avoid situations which may cause harm to those beliefs.” – David McRaneymistakes in how we think - confirmation bias 4

mistakes in how we think, confirmation bias, thinking mistakes
People prefer to confirm what they already believe, even if what they believe is false, rather than accept truth if it’s not something they want to believe.