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Feb 25, 2019 23:00:07

Blind-spot

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This post is about the second meaning of blind spot.
This definition: 

"an area in which one fails to exercise judgment or discrimination."


Example in a sentence:
She has a blind spot concerning her son's behavior.

I am very interested in this topic. I first noticed it some years back but now I think all of us have blind spots... though it is more severe in some than others.

There are specific topics that we are irrationally stubborn and illogical about. 

After meeting someone for the first time, I usually would enjoy their company. But then a controversial topic comes up and I hear something ridiculous.  


This has happened so many times that I now instinctively wait cautiously for it. I prefer to not be surprised.

Another thing I want to do is trying to understand what my blind spots are.
I am convinced that all of us are guilty of it.  it is a matter of how much of it we are aware of. 

With emotions similar to patriotism, it is hard to know when a person's ideas, convictions and thoughts are a result of free thought or a result of some brain washing that occurred many years ago.  


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    @keni This is an interesting topic. Since blindspots, by definition, can't be seen, it would be an interesting exercise to identify one's own blindspots. Perhaps a place to start would be studying cognitive biases. James Altucher has a pretty good answer on Quora about this: https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-most-important-cognitive-biases-to-be-aware-of/answer/James-Altucher?share=1c02ebb3

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Feb 26, 2019 08:30:10
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      @brandonwilson - I have been following this guy since this mention... just listened to his interview on Impact theory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FySDgubp1qY
      He is a brutally honest and humble person. I will have to read his book 'Choose yourself" soon.
      Thank you for sharing.

      Keni avatar Keni | Mar 15, 2019 19:32:31
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      @keni I have to credit James as really the first person who helped me change my mindset in a meaningful way. He is a little quirky but definitely has some great ideas and advice. I had seen other people interviewed on Impact Theory and didn't think to look into it until I heard Dr. Attia's podcast with Tom Bilyeu. Coincidentally I saw the Altucher interview and there was on moment that blew me away. At about minute 37 when James asked him if he has a purpose and he answered, "To pull people out of the matrix by giving them an empowering mindset" he rocketed to the top of people I want to know more about.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Mar 15, 2019 17:36:46
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      @brandonwilson - Yeah Tom Bilyeu is an increadible dude himself and he is very good at interviewing. So much good content out there. So little time. :)

      Keni avatar Keni | Mar 15, 2019 21:04:14
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      @keni If you don't already have Choose Yourself, at one time Altucher was giving it away for free and I have the ebook. Find me on Instagram @Lobacrow and DM me and I can send you a copy.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Mar 15, 2019 18:11:13
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      @brandonwilson - DONE. Following. No clue where the DM button is. Was going to send you a link to my product - It is a planning journal. Fear hacking journal.

      Keni avatar Keni | Mar 18, 2019 14:32:26
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      @keni Look for the paper airplane.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Mar 18, 2019 11:36:03
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      @brandonwilson - apparently that airplane is only on cell phone. Crazy. I was trying to avoid it... .Anyway - this is the site of my product - www.fearhackinjournal.com

      Keni avatar Keni | Mar 18, 2019 14:43:20
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