Cognitive Biases (the problem with heuristics)

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Heuristic: is any approach to problem solving or self-discovery that employs a practical method that is not guaranteed to be optimal, perfect or rational, but which is nevertheless sufficient for reaching an immediate, short-term goal. ... Examples that employ heuristics include using trial and error, a rule of thumb, an educated guess, an intuitive judgment, a guesstimate, profiling, or common sense. ~ Wikipedia

Rule of Thumb

The lies we tell ourselves are seldom obvious. It takes a rent in the veil for us to begin to understand there even is a veil. Or in other words, we fabricate illusion to forget we sold out before we remembered we would not. We are happy to be blackmailed or bribed or coerced by the insufficiency of others because it takes away from our self-criticism. We help the needy from within a parameter of loyalties that distract from our own true life-mission.

We end up finding ourselves loyal to a cause - whatever the cause. Is one practice more causeworthy than another?

An Educated Guess

We end up, actually, never having tested our faith. We never even thought it might matter as long as we fulfilled the expectations of the waning to prevent as if to spite our own growth of Self.

Guesstimate For Yourself

Why is that?
To created the viewpoint of a cynic?
Or to mould you into a better lover?

photo: by Lee Miller, Portrait of Space, 1937

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Hi sukhasanasister,
Thought provoking and an beautifully written as always - that is a fantastic Lee Miller Pic too - classic!

Upvoted and resteemed :D

Heuristics can be used for deeper understanding, but first one need to take som sort of lessons from the first time and continue evolve with the experience of learning by mistakes or thoughts.

Kahneman has a nice angøe with system 1 and system 2 im the human brain. System 1 always taking known conclusions and never question the experience (lazy system) , and system 2(questioning system) that should ask why, or find a better or different way.

Im glad i found your post. Made me go out of my damn system 1 for a while... 😂

Keep steeming my friend @sukhasanasister ♥️📚


Thank you for your reply. Couldn't quite read all of your post referred to below, sorry. Heuristics are fantastic copouts to intuitive and inspired living. One doesn't need a splotch of faith and thus won't ever be frustrated when the bare facts don't amount to much.


Most dangerouw is having rules written in stones. This is stil learning me new things and evolve what i alreasy experienced