J.K. Rowling apologizes for tweets claiming Trump ignored disabled boy

Author J.K. Rowling “apologized unreservedly” Monday evening after the mother of the disabled boy she believed was being ignored by President Trump clarified the interaction during a White House event last week involving health care.

Source: J.K. Rowling apologizes for tweets claiming Trump ignored disabled boy

This is an example of what happens when we allow our biases cloud our view. When I watched the video, I did not see what Rowling claimed and it turned out that it was not true. What happens is that our biases can lead us to see what we want to see. In the case of Rowling, she wanted to see Trump doing something bad and that is what she saw.

Believe it or not, we do need to question what we think we see. Rather than trying to prove ourselves right, we need to try to prove ourselves wrong. Only then, we can know for sure.

 

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