To what? – you might ask.
To whatever you are somewhat interested in.
We are masters in paying zero attention to what we are not interested in.
All thanks to our inborn or learned biases.
Regular readers of Tacomob are aware that biases are important aspects of our factual inertia. Even if we are confronted with facts that should cause us to update our understanding of the way the world works, we often neglect to do so. We persist in only adding facts to our personal store of knowledge that jibe with what we already know, rather than assimilate new facts irrespective of how they fit into our worldview.
This is akin to Daniel Kahneman’s idea of theory-induced blindness: “an adherence to a belief about how the world works that prevents us from seeing how the world really works.”
Now, let’s take a break from this “heavy” reading and …