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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 62989

""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.

Art "

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There is a fine "art" to listening.

Howie52
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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