Why Smart People Do Dumb Things. Stuck in a vicious cycle of pluralistic… | by Vinita | Feb, 2022

Caught in a vicious cycle of pluralistic ignorance, we proceed to assist the very behaviors we deem unhealthy

We do not conform to cultural and behavioral expectations around us that exist, but to a version we believe exists. Stuck in a vicious cycle of pluralistic ignorance, we continue to support the very behaviors we deem bad. Call it peer pressure, fear of rejection, our desire to fit in, or simply the fear of standing out, we think one thing and do another because we are deluded about other people’s real views and feel compelled to adhere to that delusion.
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By the point we comprehend and digest data, it’s not essentially a real reflection of actuality. As an alternative, it’s our illustration of actuality, and that is the enter we base our selections on. In essence, we’re restricted to the instruments nature has given us, and the pure approach wherein we make selections is restricted by the standard and accuracy of those instruments — Dan Ariely, Predictably Irrational

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