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We have too much confidence in our beliefs

October 21, 2017

We have too much confidence in our beliefs. When you cannot imagine an alternative to your belief, you are convinced that your belief is true. That’s overconfidence.

What I don’t know matters enormously and what I can’t see matters enormously. It’s very difficult for us to imagine how anyone could see the world in a way that’s different from the way we see it. There are other ways of seeing the world, there are alternatives, there are things that you do not see, and they are important.

— Daniel Kahneman