Transparency

transparency

When we know what's going on we can change it.

 

Knowledge

knowledge

The more we know, the better ideas we have.

 

Rationality

rationality

The more objective thinking we do the better decisions we make.

 

Compromise

compromise

We all live together and and depend on each other.

 

Eighty percent of people who are asked to draw a bike draw one that would not work as a bike; that's because we have never studied how a bike works - we just think we know. Now expand that inability to understand and draw a bike to the positions we take on more intangible societal issues. The human brain wants to think it knows things - its survival mode early on was to try to make sense of things with the least information possible. That's why we all have an opinion and jump quickly to conclusions (like the auto-correct on a phone does), even with no knowledgeable foundation at all. Exposure to further information and open-minded consideration of other facts should lead to rethinking. Your brain will resist this and try to defend its initial position unless you become aware that your brain is misleading you and you force it to actively seek, listen to and incorporate more complete information on a topic.

“Isn’t that wonderful? That feeling of not knowing too much about something… Incomplete information… Endless possibilities… When you don’t know much about something, it’s the most exciting sensation." ― Erol Ozan, Talus

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