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|Subject: Re: Are You Giving Up on the News?||Date: 3/23/2013 8:49 PM|
|Author: Howie52||Number: 48521 of 66177|
""Still the man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest"
from "The Boxer" by Paul Simon.
I think it's called "comparison bias". We filter out the stuff that doesn't fit with how we believe the Universe works.
There is a fine "art" to listening.
really there is - takes a focus.
But not everything said is true - not everything believed is
correct - not everything we all intuitively understand to be
universal truth is fact.
Hearing those things we wish were not truth take a lot out of folks.
And messengers are so fragile.
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