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Approved 17 July, 2020 @ 8:29pm by Jan Viljoen (version: 2)

Why we think we are right... even when we're wrong

Perspective is everything, especially when it comes to examining our own beliefs. Are you a soldier, prone to defending your viewpoint at all costs… or a scout, spurred by curiosity? Julia Galef, in this TED-talk, examines the motivations behind these two mindsets and how they shape the way we interpret information, illustrated with a compelling history lesson from 19th-century France. When our steadfast opinions are tested, Galef asks… “What do we most yearn for? Do we yearn to defend our own beliefs or do we yearn to see the world as clearly as we possibly can?