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How to Become a Less-biased Version of Yourself

You actually can change certain behaviors to be more open and empathetic

If you are interested in being less biased–and particularly less prejudiced–I have good news and bad news.

Let’s start with the bad. Human beings are naturally biased. The only way we can make sense of the world is to simplify it by putting things and people into mental category “buckets” that are either good or bad, interesting or boring, etc. There are many of these; just check out this visualization to see the variety.

An unbiased human would simply be unable to function, wasting vast amounts of time trying to experience the world as it is, without making any inferences or assumptions. Imagine not taking a flight because you cannot trust the pilot, or not assuming that the person pointing a gun at you may have unfriendly plans for you.

Please select this link to read the complete article from Fast Company. 

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