Respectful Dislike

12 thoughts
last posted March 30, 2014, 12:33 a.m.

There's an unfortunate tendency built in to human thinking called "commitment bias" (it's subtly different from confirmation bias).

Once we make a decision, even if we carefully weighed up the pros and cons of the alternatives, after deciding, suddenly the pros of our favoured choice seem more important, and the cons seem less significant, while the pros of the rejected alternatives seem less compelling, and the cons insurmountable obstacles.

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