What You See Is All There Is

It’s abbreviated WYSIATI. It’s the one “logical fallacy” that we can’t get past, isn’t it… I’ve noticed this about myself, and others. I notice it in the newspapers, at work, on facebook, everywhere.

What is it? Simply, we have this idea that when we “examine the evidence” that we are not only impartial (which we’re not) but we’re informed, when in reality, once we have examined enough info, we just stop. We say, “now I can know for sure” about things when in reality… we have normally only examined the side of an issue or debate or question that we already agree with.

With me so far?

I wonder what it would take to examine human relationships, politics, and all the things we hold opinions on and feel deeply about… but with less of a bias… I wonder if we can? Thoughts?


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