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2,000 ways your brain is phoning it in
You’ve probably seen charts like this:
The implication is that you should memorize them all and mount a conscious defense against each one.
I’m exhausted just thinking about it!
But hark, the Dog Poop Principle comes to the rescue:
The Dog Poop Principle: When you see a long list of related problems, look for a single solution that addresses all of them at once.
Most cognitive biases seem to be downstream of “preference” — there’s a reason, a vested emotional, social, or material interest that causes us to prefer that one thing be true instead of another.
Cognitive biases seem to be the means by which we justify our preferences to ourselves, rather than innate flaws. No justification needed, no flaw activated.
Therefore, I suspect the most efficient way to overcome cognitive bias is not counteracting them one at a time, but letting go of desires that contradict the desire for truth.
How exactly do you accomplish that?