The Dunning-Kruger Effect: The Paradox of Our Own Ignorance
We are heavily blind-spotted with regards to our unknown unknowns as we continue to believe our own rhetoric and start to project it on others.
Our delusion is further complicated by the fact that even if people point to us our problem, we are unable to believe them, due to our lack of emotional awareness.
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That is why we believe them. In reality, almost everything we believe will eventually be at least partially wrong.
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The reasoning behind this belief is that if you believe you know what you're doing, you'll have more confidence, and you'll do it better.
This may sound nice at first glance, but confidence can also make us justify our own position. We'll be less open to constructive feedback and likely ignore a lot of good ideas and better options. To adapt to change , you have to be open to be wrong in the first place.
The issue with this statement is with our definition of "fair." We do not know how much one person suffers and whether it's more or less than we do. We also don't know whether something we find terrible today isn't life's greatest gift ten years from now.
There are things in life we can control and things we can't. Put your time and energy towards those things you can control.