This might seem obvious, but it’s worth a reminder that the world is filled with diverse perspectives (and our minds are riddled with biases.)
Many of us easily fall into this trap of false belief. We lie to ourselves, thinking that our perspective must be objective or that we have to be right.
After all, our truth makes perfect sense to us.
It’s likely we have many improvable approaches.
To live our best lives, it’s crucial to seek out other viewpoints.
For a couple of great resources to explore this more, check out Invisibilia or Hidden Brain – two great podcasts from NPR. Also, if you’ve haven’t heard about Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman, give it look. You won’t regret it.