It’s important to remember that these studies don’t define us, but it is certain that we suffer from many biases. The headline on this story makes it an all-or-nothing proposition. But storytellers know there is truth in what Tali Sharot writes.
The very first thing we need to realize is that beliefs are like fast cars, designer shoes, chocolate cupcakes and exotic holidays: they affect our well-being and happiness. So just as we aspire to fill our fridge with fresh fare and our wardrobe with nice attire, we try to fill our minds with information that makes us feel strong and right, and to avoid information that makes us confused or insecure.