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The Misconception: Your opinions are the result of years of rational, objective analysis.

The Truth: Your opinions are the result of years of paying attention to information which confirmed what you believed while ignoring information which challenged your preconceived notions.

You Are Not So Smart

From someone in the comments:

“My favorite psychology joke:

Man, once you hear about confirmation bias, you start seeing it everywhere!

For some reason xkcd hasn’t done that one yet…”

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