BIASES – We ALL have biases. Really, we do.
They are shortcuts we’ve hardwired into our brains. They allow us to act without thinking.
Which is a good thing, if you are being chased by a saber-toothed tiger.
It is not a good thing if you are living in modern and an ever-changing world – which we do.
The amazing beauty of our brains is that we can rewire them. The first step is the awareness that some of your biases are harming you and others, sometimes putting you in conflict with yourself and others.
My awareness of my bias allows me to understand how two people can experience the exact same stimuli and have totally different reactions – created by their biases.
For example, #TakeAKnee – has been seen by most people on Facebook.
Some see it has unpatriotic and an insult to the military.
Some see it as very patriotic and respectful display of our 1st Amendment and what our military fights to preserve.
And some may have another view of what it means to them.
Are your biases controlling you or are you controlling your biases?
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