Curiosity Killed the Cat (But Satisfaction Brought It Back)

Curiosity Killed the Cat (But Satisfaction Brought It Back)

I was doing my morning reading today and I came across a few posts and thoughts the value of opposing ideas, disagreement, and controversy and it reminded me of the value of curiosity when we are going about our daily lives. More and more often we see leaders just "speaking louder" on the belief that if they just talk louder they will convince more people to agree with their position (as radical as it might be). We see our friends and family getting into comment wars on social media and posting articles and ideas that are clearly intended to create tension and disagreement. We see people who are shocked by the fact that there are people with ideas and opinions that don't align perfectly with their own. We see more and more people with a clear false consensus bias which is reducing the quality of our societal conversation (and making it very challenging to maintain our own curiosity). False Consensus Bias = People have a...
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Sometimes The Unexpected Should Have Been Expected

Sometimes The Unexpected Should Have Been Expected

Many times in our career, business, or life we experience unexpected events or twists in the road that catch us off guard.  A big client pulls their business at a critical time, we find ourselves displaced from our job due to restructuring or cost savings, or we have a personal event that shakes the foundation of our comfortable lives.  Most of the time when these events happen we shake our heads and wonder at the incredible surprise and chalk it up to "one of those things you just can't predict". The reality though is though that in many of those cases the road signs have been there all along warning us of the coming event, but we've been ignoring them either hoping they would be wrong or believing through our confirmation bias that things were actually going to turn the corner and the inevitable wouldn't happen. If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning...
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