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Factfulness

Factfulness

Hans Rosling

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Short Summary

Short Summary

• Factfulness is about the ten instincts that distort our perspective of the world and prevent us from seeing how it actually is.

10 Instincts That DISTORT Our Perspective Are:

1. The Gap Instinct

2. The Negativity Instinct

3. The Straight Line Instinct

4. The Fear Instinct

5. The Size Instinct

6. The Generalization Instinct

7. The Destiny Instinct

8. The Single Perspective

9. The Blame Instinct

10. The Urgency Instinct

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The Gap Instinct

The Gap Instinct

Our tendency to divide things into two distinct and often conflicting groups with an imagined gap between them (e.g. us and them).

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The Negativity Instinct

The Negativity Instinct

Our tendency to notice the bad more than the good (e.g. believing that things are getting worse when things are actually getting better).

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The Straight Line Instinct

The Straight Line Instinct

Our tendency to assume that a line will just continue straight and ignoring that such lines are RARE in reality.

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The Fear Instinct.

The Fear Instinct.

 Our hardwired tendency to pay more attention to frightening things.

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The Size Instinct

The Size Instinct

Our tendency to get things out of proportion, or misjudge the size of things .

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The Generalization Instinct

The Generalization Instinct

 Our tendency to mistakenly group together things or people, or countries that are actually very different.

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The Destiny Instinct

The Destiny Instinct

The idea that innate characteristics determine the destinies of people, countries, religions, or cultures; that things are as they are because of INESCAPABLE reasons.

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The Single Perspective

The Single Perspective

Our tendency to focus on a single cause or perspective when it comes to understanding the world (e.g. forming your worldview by relying on the media, alone).

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The Blame Instinct

The Blame Instinct

Our tendency to find a clear, simple reason for why something bad has happened.

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The Urgency Instinct

The Urgency Instinct

Our tendency to take immediate action in the face of perceived imminent danger, and in doing so, amplifying our other instincts.

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“I am just a child who has never grown up. I still keep asking these 'HOW' and 'WHY' questions. Occasionally, I find an answer.” — Stephen Hawking

“Forming your worldview by relying on the media would be like forming your view about me by looking only at a picture of my foot.” ― Hans Rosling

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