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""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 "


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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