Bias – Are you presenting the brutal facts?

April 18, 2007 at 11:04 pm Leave a comment

I read a post from Andy Hines of Change Waves…. and it talked about realizing your own bias and making sure that you are aware of your own views and how they effect your presentation of data.

In getting down to the core of truth, I think it is important that you are being honest with yourself. And like “Admiral Jim Stockdale” says,

“This is a very important lesson.  You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end –which you can never afford to lose –  with the discipline to confront the brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they may be.”

I also think it is easy for people to get wrapped up in the “Oh shit it’s raining trap.” In the movie Cold Mountain, Ruby says,

“They call this war a cloud over the land. But they made the weather and then they stand in the rain and say ‘Shit, it’s raining!’  “

Often times we create our own problems and realities. Can we face the brutal fact that we made the rain? And can we get past it to the discipline to confront the truth and prevail in the end?

Or, will we present our own bias and feed the storm?

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