Cannot agree more man.
Deception is a tough opponent, because it’s self manufactured. It’s like staying on the look out for something that comes from with in.
External feedback is the best way to test our nonsense.
This is why the best disciplines to develop critical thinking and self reflection are the tough ones: jujitsu, Climbing, learning languages… anything that gives us immediate feedback to weather or not we’re delusional about our level or not.