A Different Way to Look at Cognitive Biases

Story of a House

An Idea (by Ingenious Piece)


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Let me introduce imagery for beliefs. It leans on the established concept of the memory palace.

At birth, one is equipped with a small platform. Standing within the nothingness. High up on pillars that lose themselves in the fog way down below. Above is nothing.

With age, the air clears up and one is able to see further. Other platforms with people and buildings appear. Most are connected to others. Some have grown together into large structures.

Every thought ever had is a part of one’s own building. The entrance hall depicts childhood. One wing is filled with ideas and experiences from the workplace. A small chamber is locked and dusty. It may stand for a past relationship.

How does yours look?

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The Foundation

The most important part is the foundation. Those pillars have been built by the generations before.

An instinctual reaction is to keep the platform stable.

  • Don’t chip away at the foundation or let it rot.
  • Don’t build too far in one…