While this article is not specifically about politics, these cognitive biases are inherent within us. Everybody is guilty of them. Heck, even I catch myself at times. These biases factor into how we view politics. Not only do they affect how we think, they are used by the politicians and media to spread their propaganda.
The human mind is a beautiful thing. Our ability to perceive, manage and express our individual experiences has been a huge reason for our success as a species. However, let’s not get too narcissistic. As rational as we like to think we are, our brain is riddled with ingrained patterns of thought which can lead us to be very irrational.