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Sunday contemplations on the Dunning-Kruger effect

The world awaits. Sunday morning. Sundays, can for some, be a day where possibilities get forcasted and planned out. Drink your morning coffee and think through what you will do this day of supposed rest before the hustle starts back up again. What a rosy picture. And, again, it can be true.

But then the coffee kicks in and your eyes become sharper and your brain more alert. You start thinking of all the obligations versus dreamy possibilities. Then for some reason you put on the television to catch a few minutes of the news in this upside world.

You, perhaps without knowing it, come to bang your head because of what seems to be a worldwide-case of the Dunning-Kruger effect.

Yes. In psychology, the Dunning-Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which people with limited knowledge or competence in a given area greatly overestimate their own knowledge in that subject. Tell me that is not what you are faced with on your Sunday morning contemplations? I suppose I can go do far as to presume that it’s not only Sunday for which we are faced with this effect at- large.

There’s nothing really one can do. Grin and bear it? Try to counter with actual knowledge and facts. Be amused and bemused. Join in for fun with your own wacky, self-assured facts. I suppose it’s all in how you approach and frame the world.

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  1. Funny, I was just reading about the Dunning-Kruger effect a few days ago. It’s an interesting phenomenon that so many of us are guilty of from time to time, unaware that we know only a teaspoon’s worth of a lake of knowledge about a topic. We don’t know what we don’t know. This is why it’s so important that we keep learning, to build on the little we think we know.

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  2. Yep “Dunning-Kruger effect” Now
    i Often Reminisce How i Learned

    More About Love From A Down’s
    Child Becoming An Adult Turning

    Around to Shake Everyone’s

    Hand With Sincere Love

    in Church While So

    Many Others
    Practiced

    “Stoicism”

    And Then There was
    A Feral Cat From The Woods

    Who Taught me More About Being
    Human And the Call of the Wild For Real

    Than 19 Years Of School, 3 Degrees, and
    33 Years of Work for Pay too Humbling indeed

    To Admit

    i Knew

    Nothing

    of Real Value
    At 47 Years-Old

    True Though You Are
    A Few Years Ahead of
    Me Now To Know More Than me Then..:)

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  3. all beliefs of gullible on few informations will be formed –
    but on the contrary the sage, his sources he will multiply –
    thus from contradictory sources get himself well informed –
    then in each one he will look for few traces of the truth –
    thus according to its origin each source he will evaluate –
    the propagandist biases he will methodically eliminate –
    so maybe despite his efforts he’ll never find all the truths –
    but a neutral image of the facts he will observe finally –
    #poem

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