Commonplace Book #2

…we go astray when we think of our task primarily as “overcoming bias.”  For me, the fundamental problem we have may best be described as an orientation of the will: we suffer from a settled determination to avoid thinking.  Relatively few people want to think.  Thinking can force us out of familiar, comfortable habits; thinking can complicate our lives; thinking can set us at odds, or at least complicate our relationships, with those we admire or love or follow.

Alan Jacobs, How to Think

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