Strange biases we have

When we see a person, like the one below, nothing seems out of the ordinary.

Me, Myself, and I by danielfoster437.

Even if we come across the person below, hardly ever an eyebrow is raised, but

Put a record on by StephenMcleod - artistic moobs

when we see him, something crosses our mind. Why is that? Because it’s some form of impairment?

Man With Hearing Aid by Arty Smokes

Then why don’t similar thought cross our minds when we see this form of impairment?

sexy girls, sexier glasses by .scarlet..

Maybe because visual disability is so common, we have gotten used to it? In which case, should these be replaced

hearing aid close-up by Photos by Mavis.

with something like this?

One thing to bear in mind, that hearing impairment will become common place as well, with everything around us getting louder, this is bound to happen. So get used to seeing more people with hearing aids on.


What colour are your glasses?

Stephen R. Covey in his landmark book “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” defines 9 possible centres that people have:

  • Spouse-centred
  • Friends / Enemy-centred
  • Family-centred
  • Money-centred
  • Work-centred
  • Possession – centred
  • Pleasure-centred
  • Church-centred
  • Self-centred

In other words, these are the glasses we see the world through. All decision making is coloured by your bias towards one or more of these. But none of these are worth centring ones life around, they all blur the view. So he suggests taking off these glasses and seeing the world in the light of the principles that you value. If one has a mission statement and knows the principles he values most, then making decisions is easier.