We’re all biased.

We all have biases. Every single one of us.

They're shortcuts, heuristics, and rules of thumb that help us navigate a complex world. Our brains are wired for them.

But left unchecked, biases can lead us astray. The best-case scenario is that they can cause us to make suboptimal decisions, treat people unfairly, and miss out on opportunities. The worst-case scenario…well, you only need to glance at a history book to understand that.

The insidious thing is we often don't even realize we're doing it. Biases operate in the background, quietly shaping our thoughts and actions.

We need to expose our biases, bringing them out of the shadows and into conscious awareness. Without shame. Without fear. Without playing games.

This isn't easy. It requires introspection, honesty, and a willingness to confront uncomfortable truths about ourselves.

Once we know our biases, we can start to counteract them. We can question our assumptions, seek different perspectives, and - at least attempt to - be more objective.

It's a lifelong process. Biases are deeply ingrained, and overcoming them requires ongoing effort and vigilance.

But it's worth it. The alternative is to be prisoners of our preconceptions, to live in a world smaller and darker than it should be.

We have a choice. We can let our biases control us or strive to transcend them.

It’s up to us.

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