David Dunning explains how to not be a dumbass

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David Dunning explains how to not be a dumbass

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https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/ ... ined-trump

David Dunning, a psychology professor at the University of Michigan, has devoted much of his career to studying the flaws in human thinking. It has kept him busy.

You might recognize Dunning’s name as half of a psychological phenomenon that feels highly relevant to the current political zeitgeist: the Dunning-Kruger effect. That’s where people of low ability — let’s say, those who fail to answer logic puzzles correctly — tend to unduly overestimate their abilities.
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The areas in which I take the most care [are] really motivated by the fact that I believe doom is just around the corner, with every single decision. So let me figure out: What are the ways in which I’m doomed? That may not be the most healthy way to approach life.

I don't mean to sound like a D-K poster child, but I've really always thought this way.
I think it came from playing chess (poorly) while growing up, and always being on the defense.
I have always encouraged my children to play chess and read Sherlock Holmes, to try to improve their skills in observation and decision making.

"Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts."
-Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan
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