posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 02:18 PM
a reply to: Reverbs
You know, I've been thinking..
Maybe the trick isn't so much in eliminating our own bias, but in recognizing it and then learning how to work with others that have the opposite
I have seen people, even here, claim everything from being completely free of bias to being immune to propaganda. As absurd as those claims certainly
are, they operate from a platform that disables any ability to actually work through it.
So, if someone actually succeeds in completely overcoming their bias, they are immediately put into a position where they are incapable of recognizing
if/when it seeps back in!
An alternative avenue is, as said, training ourselves and learning how to interact with opposing biases without devolving into both sides trying to
convert the other to the "True Faith."
Even if that "True Faith" is as balanced as possible, maybe we are setting ourselves up for failure if we render ourselves incapable of personal bias
recognition. If we still approach things from the angle of everything that disagrees with our perspective being fundamentally wrong, as if we are
omniscient, I could even see the same conflicts that happen now under the guise of who is the most unbiased.