See the world as it really is

You don’t mean to over-react. You don’t mean to have biases. You don’t mean to judge prematurely, or sensationalise.

But you do. Because you’re human.

The superpower is to see past this. To, as Robert Greene says, develop the ability to see the world as it really is. Or as Hans Rosling says:

What do you need to hunt, capture and replace misconceptions? Data.

Hans Rosling, Factfulness

So, stop seeing things as you think they are, feel they are, or think they should be, and start seeing things as they actually are. This is hard, and requires work and patience. That’s OK–it means that most people won’t bother to do it, and that’s why it’ll give you an advantage.

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